Thursday, May 31, 2018

The End of the Road


This blog will be shutting down in the near future, as it has sadly outlived its usefulness. My primary blog, Are you Afraid of the Dark, will continue, but I no longer have the time to maintain this one.

I would like to thank all the authors that appeared on this blog over the years, and everyone who visited.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

National Poetry Month: Towards the Moon

Towards the Moon

The breath of Endymion
sails towards the moon,
on a silver sea of stars
around the night ethereal
Past dreams and realms
in the hoary wake of gods
Blown along the cosmic nexus
towards home.

© A. F. Stewart 2017 All Rights Reserved

Saturday, April 8, 2017

National Poetry Month: Puzzles of Yesterday

Puzzles of Yesterday

Enigmatic riddles of yesterday
Bleed cracks into tomorrow
How do you build stability
on a shaky, lopsided foundation?

Bleed cracks into tomorrow
with intolerable division today
Isolation will leave you alone

How do you build stability?
not in hate, intolerance or violence
We are not many, but one.

On a shaky, lopsided foundation
tomorrow will quaver and fall
yesterday turns the future to ash

© A. F. Stewart 2017 All Rights Reserved

Friday, April 7, 2017

National Poetry Month: Holding Patterns

I will be posting my daily poems for National Poetry Month here for April 7th, 8th and 9th.

Holding Patterns

Circles in a static blueprint
rotund travel, all roundabouts
Mundane monotone, in outlines
filled precisely within the lines
Copy printed days in triplicate,
repeated action in automated style
Black and white, in shades of grey
a life in a holding pattern.

 © A. F. Stewart 2017 All Rights Reserved 

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Brain to Books Holiday Giveaway and Book Bash!


Join Brain to Books and #GoIndieNow for the three day book bash and Holiday Giveaway!

Happening the 16th, 17th, and 18th of December, 2016.

Day #1 - 16 December 2016

Slush Brain Holiday 

Embrace the Debauchery on 16 December 2016 Two years ago, the zaniest, weirdest group of eccentrics collided in a drunken stupor. Brought together by the love of zombies, fleas, and drinking, these authors found sanctuary within their insanity. Today, we celebrate this imbroglio! We're giving away stuff all in the name of...we really don't know why we're doing it. If you love Science Fiction, Fantasy, all things nerdy, and well...booze, join us for this one day on board the HMS Slush Brain! Join Here

Day #2 - 17 December 2016

Brain to Books Cyber Sampler

Every year Brain to Books hosts a Holiday Book Giveaway. This year, our giveaway is a CyCon Sampler. Get a sneak preview of the Brain to Books Cyber Convention. While you're here, we have a $100.00 Amazon gift card to hand out to someone along with a list of books we're giving away! Join Here

Day #3 - 18 December 2016

Ani Manjikian Stars of Heros Release 

Ani Manjikian is preparing to release the 2nd book in her series "Stars of Heros" (Heros as in Thracian Heros from Greek mythology) is a Science Fiction novel. Join us for Science Fiction fun and Mythological related books! Prizes, games, giveaways, and so much more! Join Here


Prize #1
  • What: $100.00 Amazon Gift Card Newsletter Sign-Up Giveaway awarded to one random winner
  • When: Now until 8:00 PM EST 18 December 2016
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Prize #2
  • What: 40+ book giveaway...40 books will be divided among three winners.
  • When: Now until 8:00 PM EST 18 December 2016
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Friday, November 11, 2016

Poems for Remembrance Day

In Love and War

I remember you,
as sweet, as airy
as the honeysuckle
that blooms along
the summer wind
of youth

You are departed
now, like the wind
a wisp of once
and not to be
lost to the thunder
of war


The solemn silence, a hushed crowd
in veneration, their heads bowed
Fleeting moment of time
to honour fallen soldiers proud
who gave all, fulfilled duty vowed
Conjured, as the bells chime

© A. F. Stewart 2016 All Rights Reserved 

Monday, October 31, 2016

My Halloween Movie List For Chickens

Okay, it’s Halloween, my favourite holiday. And to celebrate I’m bringing out a list of spooky movies. Which is unfamiliar territory for me, because even though I’m a horror writer, I don’t watch a lot of scary movies. Yes, folks I can shred fictional characters with ease, but I’m a big chicken when it come to watching horror films.

So here is my Halloween list for all my fellow hesitant horror movie buffs.

The Hours

A chilling WWII, historical ghost story, with a perfectly creepy atmosphere.

The Crow

Dark, dismal, and full of great action and horror. One of my favourite movies.


A great dark and ghostly comedy.

Army of Darkness

Bruce Campbell. Time Travel. Medieval shenanigans and the undead. It’s not perfect, but it is fun.
(If you’re more adventurous, try the entire original Evil Dead trilogy)

Bubba Ho-Tep

Bruce Campbell again, this time as Elvis fighting a mummy in an old age home.

Fright Night
(either the 1985 or the 2011 version; they both have their merits)

What do you do when a vampire moves in next door?

Sleepy Hollow

A creepy, slightly bizarre version of Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman directed by Tim Burton.

Corpse Bride

Another Tim Burton film.
This time an animated delight about a hapless fellow who gets himself betrothed to a dead woman.

The Sixth Sense

A very spooky, tense films about ghosts, and the child that can “see dead people”.

Shaun of the Dead

A zombie comedy. What could be better?

Happy Halloween!

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