From Wherever

My short story “From Wherever” was just published by Bewildering Stories – a weekly electronic publication of speculative fiction   http://www.bewilderingstories.com/issue629/from_wherever.html

Those familiar with H.P. Lovecraft will immediately recognize my story as a parody of the writer’s famous story “From Beyond.” Lovecraft had an enormous influence on many writers, including William S. Burroughs, Ramsey Campbell, Arthur C. Clarke, Fritz Leiber, Philip K. Dick, and Stephen King. You can read his original story here http://www.hplovecraft.com/writings/texts/fiction/fb.aspx  

Shades from the Chasm

Gazing down At Bright Angel Trail, I see no angels here—
only shades from the chasm: hikers dutifully descending
into hells of their own creation, then plodding upward again,
as in a Doré Purgatory; naked terraces laid down long ago
like the backbones of ancient sea creatures; swallows darting
across the layers like thoughts too fleet to recall; splashes
of red in the receding scarps of canyon walls
like wounds of a bleeding earth.

Originally published July 2015, at Wilderness House Literary Review   http://www.whlreview.com/no-10.2/poetry/GeneTwaronite.pdf