Monday, August 31, 2015

Lizardian - Chapter 8

Deputy Mark Johnson walked into the office.  He glanced over at Jim and then at the sheriff, who gestured toward a nearby chair.  Instead of sitting down, the deputy leaned against the chair, and Jim stepped behind him, closing and locking the door.  Then, he stood beside him, and the deputy held his gaze for a moment.  And then he turned toward the sheriff.

“Mark.”

“Sheriff.  Sorry I‘m late.  I just had to stop at my house and feed the cat.”  He looked at Jim.  “Thought you were leaving?”

“I was, but then the coroner died.”  The deputy smiled, and Jim shivered.  That made the deputy smile again.  “I just need you to tell the sheriff what happened yesterday.”

“What happened yesterday?”

“You two met with the coroner,” the sheriff asked, and the deputy nodded.  “Tell me about it.”  He noticed that Jim had begun to reach behind him.  “What happened yesterday?”

“Nothing.  It’s just…”

“Just what,” Jim asked.

“Just that you two are not fooling anyone..."


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Sunday, August 30, 2015

Lizardian - Chapter 7

The kitchen was empty.  Jim paused by the basement door.  Something fell to the ground.  He spun around, staring down into that abyss of darkness.  He tried the switches on the wall.  Again, nothing.  He felt his way down the stairs, keeping his gun held out before him.  His feet barely touched concrete when a cat yowled and bolted past him and up the stairs.  “Jesus Christ.  Fucking cat,” he cursed out loud.

“You okay?”  The sheriff was now in the kitchen.

“Great.  Just great,” and that’s when Jim noticed the freezer against the wall.  It was half open, and a smell was drifting out, a smell that made his stomach turn.  “Oh, what is that,” and he moved over to the freezer and pushed it open.  Then, he turned, his knees buckled, and he hit the ground, weak, dizzy.  But luckily, nothing spewed out.

“Jim!”  The sheriff hurried toward him, making sure that he was okay, but then he looked at the freezer.

“Tom, don’t,” but it was too late...

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Subscriptions to Lizardian Going to Charity

All subscriptions to my Science-Fiction/Horror thriller, Lizardian will be donated to The Leary FireFighters Foundation, who provide funding and resources to all Fire Departments, so that these brave men and women have the best available equipment, technology and training to help save lives as well as their own.



Sunday, August 23, 2015

Saturday, August 08, 2015

Lizardian’s Coming

Lizardian’s Coming
(Parody of Pink’s ‘Get The Party Started’)
by, Melissa R. Mendelson

Oh, Lizardian’s comin’ soon so you better get yourself ready
Oh, Lizardian’s comin’ soon so you better get yourself ready

Lizardian got started one day at school
I got ignored by all those believed to be cool
Sendin’ nasty notes to my so-called friends,
Who held knives behind their backs with razor sharp ends
I disappeared inside my notebooks, the shy girl in class,
Writing stories of characters kicking some ass

Oh, Lizardian’s comin’ soon so you better get yourself ready
Oh, Lizardian’s comin’ soon so you better get yourself ready

Oh, the teenager life is a dangerous street
Cruisin’ through the cliques, trying not to get beat
We’ll be fighting just to survive
Some call me freak, slash, or act like I’m not even alive
The bus will be burnin’ rubber, taking me home
But once there, I’m still alone
Disappearing into notebooks keeping my heart from turning stone

Oh, Lizardian’s comin’ soon so you better get yourself ready
Oh, Lizardian’s comin’ soon so you better get yourself ready
You better get yourself ready

Oh, all those notebook stories buried in my room
Why have I ignored all of you
Pumpin’ myself up to dive back into the past
How can all those emotions I once felt so long last
I’m ready to operate, calling on that monster written some time ago
I’m ready to unleash you, so come on. Let’s go.

Oh, Lizardian’s comin’ soon so you better get yourself ready
Oh, Lizardian’s comin’ soon so you better get yourself ready
Oh, Lizardian’s comin’ soon so you better get yourself ready
Oh, Lizardian’s comin’ soon so you better get yourself ready
You better get yourself ready
You better get yourself ready right now
You better get yourself ready
You better get yourself ready
You better get yourself ready right now



Artwork by Joe Fed

Thursday, July 09, 2015

Online Publications

Bartleby Snopes Literary Magazine:

Doll House (Short Story): 2007

Essence (Short Story): 2010

When The Dust Settles (Short Story): 2011


Gadfly Online:

2011: Passenger; No Leaders Among Men

2012: We Are The Villains Of This Story; Letters Cast Away; Leaving Nowhere Behind; After Dark: My Favorite TV Shows; My First Taste of Road Rage; Bleeding Through Reality (Let The Fiction In); Rampage; Going Haywire

2013: Living According to Tolstoy; Welcome Back to Tango of the Road Rage Drivers; When I Tried To Become A 9-1-1 Operator; Alarm Set; King of the Lonely Hill; Never in Stone; Saving Gifted Men and a Touch of Paranormal; (Alien) Baby Got Back; Glass Eyes; One Way Ticket; Friendship Rises Over The Dead Zone; Hail to the Three Kings, Baby; The Death of the State Employee; Heroes in Dark; Beyond The Spielberg Dream (My Love of Science-Fiction); A Brief Glimpse Over The Edge; Ghost in the Sands of White (For Walter White); Bye, Bye Mr. Burn Notice Spy; Simple Thoughts; Feeling Yourself Explode (My Take on Being Mad as Hell); Never Meant to Love

2014: Burning Down The Doll House; Over The Porch; Concrete Dreams; Front Page; Cruising Along Fate's Darkness; Where I Hit Record; The Trouble with Past Lives; NeedlePoint; Rhythm of Life; Checkmate; The NY State of Mind Does Not Brake For Enlightenment; You Killed Me Before; Guns Talk (A Parody of 'Little Talks' by Of Monsters and Men); Bleu Room with a Red Vase: Catching A Star At Jones Beach; Dialing The 4400 (A Parody of Adele's song, Set Fire To The Rain); 'Slip and Fall': A Review of Nick Santora's 2007 Thriller; Movies That Speak Volumes; Faded Shades of Rainbow; Remembering The Final Cut: Dedicated to Robin Williams; Don't Forget To Tip Your Cows; Lies (Parody of Sia's song, Chandelier); I Am A Clone; Here We Go Again (Another Tango Driver); Gold Beyond Blue; If Sam Axe Died; Unions; Fragments of Broken Youth; Extra, Extra; D.T.A.; Footprints in Sand; Alien Dream; Along The Rails; Cellar Dawn; Seeing Through The Facade; Blonde Android Shutdown

2015: Flirting with Revolution; Wanting to be a Cool Kid; The Silent War We Wage; Taking On The Universe; 24 Won't Come Back No More (Parody); Death Made a Pie; Spirits Among Us; Underground; Book Review: The Branches of Time; Gone Without a Trace; The Parachute Kids; The World is not Black and White; The Quiet Room; War Of My World; Remains of Peace; Carry On Winchester Sons (Parody of Kansas's 'Carry On Wayward Son'; Hanging Out in the Drive Thru (Parody of Train's Drive By Song); Book Review: Fifteen Digits; A Bitter Mockery; Blazing Eagle; Comic Book Heroes Gone Wild (Parody of Skid Row's "Youth Gone Wild"); Broken (Parody of Rihanna's "Diamonds"); The Waiting Room; What If Heaven Were Really Real?; The Tin Man's Heart; Missing Horror Movies of Days Long Ago; Iron Thorns; Gone But Not Forgotten


Mouse Tales Press:

Waiting (Short Story): 2011

Clay Pigeon (Short Story): 2012

Bittersweet Farewells (Short Story): 2013


Fiction 365:

Discussion (Short Story): 2011


Jolt Literary Journal:

One Mile Left to Go (Short Story): 2012


The Useless Degree Magazine:

Touch of Winter (Short Story): 2015


WildSound:

Poem: A Child's Dream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjE12-BCy0c

Porcelain Log Line: http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/porcelain_by_melissa_r_mendelson.html

Glass Skies Over Home Log Line: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZE3usyyYlCE

The Unknown Rider (Winner of Twitter Short Story Contest):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCAMLsxZzRM

Waken Dream Log Line: http://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/07/12/video-pitch-for-waken-dream-novel-by-melissa-r-mendelson/


Bystander Magazine:

Glimpse Over Darkness (Poetry): 2015


Antarctica Journal/Soul Fountain:

Poetry:

Shining Through The Echo (For Robin Williams)

Are We Real

Behind The Door

Here

Stone Slate

Dream Always


Art/Photography:

Farmland

Kayaker

Blue Surface

Silent Post

Who's Ready For Church

Fog Rolling In


Song Lyrics:

Remember

Shut

On White Wings I Fly