Image by K McVere LLC Watching old original black-and-white episodes of Dark Shadows recently on Amazon Prime, then watching the congressional hearings of Facebook’s Zuckerberg, I had an epiphany. The undercurrents, disturbing undercurrents of Dark Shadows (the 1960s television series), and the vastness and dark shadows of Facebook’s underbelly are connected in myriad ways with … Continue reading A Dark Shadow’s Interpretation of Facebook
Cover by Red Couch Creative, inc. / K McVere LLC © est. 2018 Andalyn didn’t remember getting out of the car, but there she stood in a field of mown hay, clutching her right leg under her armpit; and there it was, her yellow Toyota embracing a gray van like lovers spooning. Old habits die … Continue reading Albion Street Poems & Short Stories Vol. 1 – Excerpt
Earlier this week I debated whether to juxtapose the 1960s television program Dark Shadows with Facebook’s political chicanery and decided to hold off posting that piece. Then. Then as I scrolled through the news of the day about the current impeachment inquiry, I read an article on Slate about the danger to the Affordable Care … Continue reading What Will It Be – A Halloween Trick or Treat for 20 Million Americans?
The moment I realized that being happy can be dangerous for your mental health was when I was ten years old. And after many other “moments” in my life when I was truly happy, moments which ended badly for me or others, I came to the conclusion that worrying something bad might happen was my … Continue reading Being Happy Can Be Dangerous
(Originally published on Medium.com October 10, 2019) After nearly two decades I decided to reread old poems I’d written as an undergrad at Boise State University. The three poems I’m proudest of are the ones which were published in cold-drill 1999 sponsored by the English Dept. The focus of these three poems happened to be … Continue reading Inspiration for My Old & New Poems
Should a writer of fiction remain neutral about current political situations for fear of alienating readers? In this age of Russia election interference and what has happened since as many countries fall victim to propaganda and hate speech, followed by the assault on reason in the U.S. – is it really the best strategy for … Continue reading For Fear of Alienating Readers
After watching the 2nd season of the Stephen King series based on his book, Mr. Mercedes, I paused my Blu-ray player to write down what the character said about Quantum Entanglement. A brief scene between the character Holly Gibney and her OCD friend made me think about the power of cult-like personalities. He equated cult … Continue reading Quantum Entanglement: Our Current Impeachment Inquiry
I’m in the process of self-publishing a collection of old and new poems and short stories. Have a fantastic design team working on the book cover and have already started filling out the necessary steps required through IngramSpark. The best part, so far, was purchasing the ISBN for the book. Now, I just need to … Continue reading My Collection of Poetry & Short Stories Coming Soon
(Originally published on Blogger.com Books By K McVere December 21, 2017). In the future, I hope to finish ten – possibly twenty books. Maybe I'll earn a living as a writer. And maybe not. But if I don’t make a profit as a writer does this mean I’ll stop writing? Photo by Nikolai Ulltang on … Continue reading My Five-Year Business Plan: Keep Writing or Stop in 2022?