J.G. Keely
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Warren Ellis
“Did you ever want to set someone's head on fire, just to see what it looked like? Did you ever stand in the street and think to yourself, I could make that nun go blind just by giving her a kiss? Did you ever lay out plans for stitching babies and stray cats into a Perfect New Human? Did you ever stand naked surrounded by people who want your gleaming sperm, squirting frankincense, soma and testosterone from every pore? If so, then you're the bastard who stole my drugs Friday night. And I'll find you. Oh, yes.”
Warren Ellis, Transmetropolitan, Vol. 5: Lonely City

Friedrich Nietzsche
“I would believe only in a God that knows how to dance.”
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Mark Twain
“The easy confidence with which I know another man's religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also.”
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Rafael Sabatini
“He was born with a gift of laughter and a sense that the world was mad.”
Rafael Sabatini, Scaramouche

Ambrose Bierce
“The covers of this book are too far apart.”
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Ada's Story (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
14 chapters   —   updated May 10, 2016 08:34AM
Description: An excerpt of my upcoming Late Victorian steampunk horror novel, wherein my admiration for the dark sea stories of Conrad and Melville meet upon a phantasmagorical theme after Bierce, Chambers, and M.R. James.
The Little Ship (Poetry)
1 chapters   —   updated Sep 16, 2014 11:49AM
Description: A short poem in the classical vein with rhyme, meter, conceit, and logic turns.
Sister, Mother, Sea (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
9 chapters   —   updated Jul 26, 2013 08:05PM
Description: A piece of Speculative Fiction influenced by JG Ballard's visceral, enclosing worlds. So far, this is the piece of fiction of which I feel the most proud.
The Alley (Horror)
7 chapters   —   updated Feb 23, 2013 12:55PM
Description: A short horror story after the style of Kipling.
François (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: A short, silly piece.
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