Throwback Thursday Poetry: The Reflection

i look in the Mirror
what do i see
i see something
that isn’t me
it is not
what i wish to be
i am not
happy with me

in my life
i have seen
many things
that haunt my dreams
feeling as if
i have nothing
knowing that
i have nothing

pursuing this Enigma
solving this Mystery
why don’t i
like me
asking questions
crying please
i’ll keep screaming
for all Eternity

Early poetry from James. From the poetry collection Pariah Bound: The Lonesome Poetry.

Poetry Monday: Steve Gets Robbed

A young mech tried to rob me
He had a trigger that released EMP

“You know, that’ll shut you off too.”

The kid looked at me then the trigger
Then back at me his trigger hand shaking
He didn’t know the pulse shot one way
It wouldn’t hurt him he didn’t read the manual

He ran out the door taking a bag of wires
His friends probably dared him
I logged the loss and finished reading my magazine

From the poetry collection Men Are Garbage.

Free eBook Friday: July

The free eBook this month is Dollar Tales from the Morbid Museum: The Ghosts Inside. This was the first eBook in the Dollar Tales series, and it featured two versions of one story. The first version, which I had published previously was about a serial killer. The extended version is the same story but with the detectives who later arrest the killer. The extended version offers more insights into the lives of the detectives. The short version was featured last week for Fiction Friday: The Ghosts Inside.

This is the last time I’m offering this eBook for a free download. An updated version of the story is included in my forthcoming paperback, The Morbid Museum, releasing September 17. At the end of 2019, I will unpublish this eBook. I will eventually unpublish the other Dollar Tales eBooks, but I have not decided when yet. If you enjoyed the story, or even if you didn’t, I would appreciate a review. It can be one short sentence and that’s enough. Reviews mean a great deal to me and even the smallest ones help more than anyone could imagine. Also, I may include a portion of the review on the information page for The Morbid Museum.

If you enjoy this story, I recommend you pre-order the entire short story collection. You can Pre-Order The Morbid Museum on Amazon Kindle now. It will deliver on September 17. The paperback is available on September 17. You can pre-order copies of the paperback in my Personal Shop. Books will ship no later than September 24. I’m sorry I cannot get them out any sooner. The Morbid Museum includes a collection of 19 stories framed around the story of the museum itself. All the stories in the Dollar Tales series are included in the book as well as many more.