Category Archives: Blog

These entries are ramblings about my life that have no connection with particular Kingdoms of Evil updates.

The Trees Turn Black

The trees turn black and The sky, indescribable. Look up and it’s changed.

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Tiny Drops of Steam

Tiny drops of steam Ebb and flow before the light With each of my breaths

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September Newsletter: The Vacuum Brush

So there I was, tiptoeing off the one non-creaky floorboard, executing a graceful leap to the tile floor of our apartment’s cloak-room, trying not to wake up Pavlina. It was like my fifth trip to the bathroom, and it was … Continue reading

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Dry Brown Chestnut Leaves

Dry brown chestnut leaves Hang in tannin scented air At last they can rest

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A Few Yellow Leaves

A few yellow leaves The smell of seared capsaicin From a chushkopek

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Transportation – an essay

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America blog bought one of my essays. It’s about trauma and fiction, and what they’re for. Transportation by Daniel M. Bensen Trigger warnings: cancer, hospitals I had cancer. Don’t worry. I just got … Continue reading

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Through Three Panes of Glass

Through three panes of glass Moonlight is much refracted But still it’s there

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I Pass Through the Door

I pass through the door (Cool breeze under hot sun) And into autumn

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August Newsletter: The Irish Embankment

So there I was, blind, on a bus between Dublin and Newbridge Ireland. My face and belly were numb; my fingers were tingling claws. Images flashed past the window– trees, houses, curving roads – but none of it helped me; … Continue reading

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Circles Against Blue

Circles against blue Rumbles, speech, and twittering A swift wags its wings

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