Friday, October 21, 2016

Edge of Oblivion

Hate is the darkness swirling within us
and pounding the door
that keeps it inside
to avoid falling victim
to the warmth of ignorance
that will sweep us into oblivion
and then drop us
into the arms of death
to suffer in limbo with the dead
as their blood washes our hands.

Edge of Oblivion

by, Melissa R. Mendelson

Monday, October 17, 2016

Fading Rays of Light

Fading Rays of Light
by, Melissa R. Mendelson

Violin Intro.

Good-bye to the yellow skies.
Promises of tomorrow have become
Nothing more than lies
For the world goes to sleep one last time,
Leaving me behind here in darkness.

And in darkness, I will play.
All those words I could never say.
Please, won’t the world stay.
Just one more time
Before it falls away.

Where have we gone wrong?
So much violence has stolen our song.
We were once thought strong,
Pushing past those waves
Of a world gone mad,
But the madness stays.
And we are gone.
We are gone.

Hello, darkness, my dearest friend.
It’s just you and me until the bitter end.
I know that you don’t understand,
But still you hold my hand.

And I play on.
I refuse to fall.
I will play for all,
Even if you’re gone.
Your light might fade,
But I’ll hold you strong.


Please, let the sun rise. Shine your light upon my face one more time. Warm my heart as I touch these strings. Tell me there is hope. Tell me to fight, and I will. The music will go on.

Repeat Twice

Monday, October 10, 2016

The End of Lizardian

On July 15, 2015, I began what I thought would be another novella.  Instead, this would become my first novel, over three hundred pages with nearly sixty chapters.  It is a tale blended between Horror and Science-Fiction with easter eggs in tribute to a variety of inspiration, and as I draw near to the end of this tale, I realize that there can be no real ending because nothing really ends.  And who knows?

Maybe, we will see the Lizardian again.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016


Book Publications:

Names In A Jar: A Collection of Poetry by 100 Contemporary American Poets

Espresso Fiction: A Collection of Flash Fiction for the Average Joe

Voices of the World:  A Poetry Anthology

Beast: A Dark Ethology 

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

Wild Sound:

Glass Skies Over Home Log Line:

The Unknown Rider (Winner of Twitter Short Story Contest):

Bystander Magazine:

Glimpse Over Darkness (Poetry): 2015

Antarctica Journal Publications:

Shining Through The Echo (For Robin Williams);  Are We Real;  Behind The Door;  Here;  Stone Slate;  Dream Always;  The Hole Within Us;  In Shadow;  Memorial;  Scarred; Today; What Is Family; Cruelty; Drifting; Whenever I Hear A Train; Shatter; Sending My Love Across The Distance; Wasting Time; King Me; A Break In The System

Poetry Featured in the 2015 Soul Fountain Anthology of Poetry

Farmland;  Kayaker;  Blue Surface;  Silent Post;  Who's Ready For Church;  Fog Rolling In; Manhattan (4 Photographs); Country Fair (4 Photographs); Long Beach, NY (4 Photographs); City Drive (4 Photographs); Country Fair 2 (4 Photographs); Abandoned (4 Photographs)

Song Lyrics:
Remember;  Shut;  On White Wings I Fly;  Comic Book Heroes Gone Wild; Supernatural Love; I Am A Clone; I'm Not Coming Home For Christmas; Wings of Gray; Paint My Heart Red; My Poor Mother's Country Land; CW Rocks True

Short Fiction:
Please, Stay and Guard Me, The Ticking

Spaceship and "Shake Time Loose"; When I Listen To Music; Lizardian; Just Talking About Science-Fiction