Paula Houseman

 
 
 

Category Archives: Monsters

Why the Lure of Horror Is a Good Thing

April 3rd, 2017

A Nightmare on Overwhelm Street The man’s bloodied forearm dangled limply outside the door of his horribly smashed-up car. I slowed down to get a better look at this accident on the other side of the road. The drivers in front of me had also reduced speed, but the stretch ahead of them was clear. No … Read more

Sleeping with the Enemy? (Why It’s Worth It.)

February 22nd, 2016

Who’s Been Sleeping in My Bed? I’m sleeping with the enemy. And there’s more than one. Oh, I don’t know them in the biblical sense, and I haven’t seen them, as such. Then who are they? My personal demons, that’s who. Yes. I am in bed with my demons. United We Stand, Divided We Fall? … Read more

Insanity and Other Gods & Monsters

September 2nd, 2015

www … What’s with Words? A word is dead when it is said Some say – I say it just begins to live That day. Nineteenth century American poet Emily Dickinson wrote this. If eighth century BC Greek poet Homer were here today, his knee-jerk reaction to this might be, ‘Ochi! (No!) A Word is … Read more