Archive for the 'Main Artery' Category

Scaring crows

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

[Falling Leaf, by Rosh, 2009] I knew a scarecrow once. He was not afraid of crows. Not at all; though they smelled poorly, and hacked away viciously, and infested him with lice and mites. He didn’t mind the violence. He overlooked their sundry ills. For you see they kept him company, as they were not […]



Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

[Man at window, Haymarket Theater by Robert James Lucas, 1925] He stared through the perfectly unstreaked surface. Beyond lay the vacuum of night; between he could see his reflection trapped within one-quarter inch of glass. The blackness made his eyes look hollow, his open mouth capable of swallowing a midnight’s worth of regret. The old […]


The Lady and the Wolf

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

[Dunham Massey, by Christopher Furlong, 2009] There was a bug. A lady bug. She was the promise of life. She came in the time of flowers and first figs. She brought with her the dream of smiles and ruffled hair and laughter. In the winter she was not to be found. There was a wolf. […]


An Attempt

Saturday, November 14th, 2009

[Reaching for Heaven Genesis 11, by Ruth Palmer, 2009] He tried. Not once or twice. Not in passing, nor just for the show of the thing. He tried with the quiet, unflinching confidence of internal necessity: with certain fingers reaching after a thing that they must, at any cost, acquire. He tried with all he […]


Fading Together

Friday, May 1st, 2009

[Rust on White, by Bruce Gunion, 2009] A splash of rust freckled her long waves of hair. Or maybe that was just the sun winking down at him, reminding of the deep red curls she once wore. Her talc white skin was not smooth, as it had been. Time had blanched her features with the […]


How’d That Get in There…?

Sunday, April 5th, 2009

[Digital Prometheus, by Scott Eaton, 2006] They wanted a super-soldier. A thing of muscle and testosterone and unchecked aggression. They stirred him together in a deoxyribose cocktail: Frankenstein’s Prometheus unbound, one nucleus at a time, in a blender. “Here’s Patton’s pinky toe”, one said. “Don’t forget Sun-Tzu’s wisdom tooth”, said another. They argued over the […]


A Letter from Your Hungry Heart

Saturday, March 21st, 2009

[Gothic Romance and Greek, by RP Gesus, 2009] My Dearest Love, May this letter find you happy, healthy and, most importantly, safe. You must have a thousand worthy questions in the wake of my abrupt departure yesterday evening. First, let me say that you should not be concerned for me. I am all right. However […]


The Merlin Prophecies #0 (Preview)

Thursday, February 5th, 2009

Now available for order, for those of you so inclined: Midtown Comics Otherwise, if you happen to be in the New York area this weekend, swing by and pick up a copy at the New York convention: 2009 New York Comicon


A Press Release… with my name in it.

Friday, January 30th, 2009

ARDDEN ENTERTAINMENT CONJURES UP MERLIN FOR THE 2009 NEW YORK COMIC-CON Ardden Entertainment is proud to announce that comic book industry legend J.M. DeMatteis and writer Derek Ivan Webster are teaming with artist Loren Meyer for THE MERLIN PROPHECIES, a genre-defying modern-day reinvention of the Camelot mythos. THE MERLIN PROPHECIES is the story of John […]