A new infographic from the History.com and the new show "The Vikings".
Friday, March 8, 2013
Friday, February 8, 2013
- I am an ordained minister . . . the internet can be an evil thing, and I have performed eight marriages and no funerals.
- I’ve seen the gateway to Hell (Stull, KS) and been to Hell (somewhere off Grand Cayman Islands)
- I’ve been alone with a serial killer in my house . . . seriously
- I’m not really afraid of much (not after #3).
- I love bad corny jokes and used to tell them for hours.
- I went to school midlife for something I absolutely love, graduated,
and now can’t find a job in it.now I have a great job in it.
- I have about 6 ½ hours of tattoos on my back from two sessions. 1st 1.5 hours, 2nd 5 hours.
- I’ll drop just about anything I’m doing to go watch a storm. I think it’s a passion and a sickness. www.ruminationofthunder.com. I don't like the drought we're in.
- On the same month I had my book published, I found a gallery that wanted to show my photography, the show went on for two months. Since then done a couple of shows.
- I worked in the Ethanol fuel industry and miss it horribly. I miss being a chemist and playing in the lab.
- Two things in my book happened to me in real life.
- There is a pun that travels through the book that has to be explained to most people.
William Brian Johnson’s “Hell to Pay” from Hellfire Publishing is out in E-book and paper. Click the cover for the link.
The Ballad of Mercy Tyler is a free short story preceding the events in "Hell to Pay". Click the cover for the link.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
O dear sweet dead, come home, and welcome here. Lost in the dark but always dear. Do not wander, do not roam. Dear ones, come home, come home. From the Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury.
Happy Samhain everyone. Light a candle and raise a toast to someone that's passed.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
The night is young, and the full moon lights the last of the leaves. Ghosts walk among us and I must join them. Tell me a story, one that talks of this place. Once known as Campbell or Crumm Castle and at one time was an institution. I will pick a story that makes my skin crawl for an e-book copy of "Hell to Pay".
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Time changes lore. It could have been a pioneer woman running from Indians. It could have been a young girl and an unintended pregnancy, or a witch loathed by the community that gave birth. . . all three tell of a woman throwing her baby into a creek. To this day, if you stand on the bridge and proclaim "THEOROSA. . . I HAVE YOUR BABY!" She will reach from the dark swirling waters below and take you.
But we've been in a drought, rumor is, it's not the right bridge, and it's a huge fouled party spot.
Although, in one picture a red orb appears. . . It's not on pictures of the same place and note there is a green branch over it.
The "real" bridge burned down in 1974 and had been rebuilt twice, but kept meeting the same fate. This bridge was built in 1991 and is at 109th and Meridian near Valley Center.
But as for ghosts, it remains a lone stretch of land driven over by cars daily. Reports over time state that cars have not started or suffered damage while being parked here.
For now local rumor remains, and even though the creek remains a trickle, something could be waiting below the mud.
Saturday, October 27, 2012
I'm no where near this Frankenstorm system, but weather fascinates me. As some of the past Coffin Hoppers know, I'm a storm chaser/photographer in the Midwest (www.ruminationofthunder.com) as well as being a horror writer. Those of you on the eastern seaboard take care. This could be a monster.
|From NOAA NY|
And for a moment of levity, Young Frankenstorm.