The cover artwork from BLOOD ON THE MOON by Lori R. Lopez.
The cover artwork from THE WITCHHUNT by Lori R. Lopez.
This dark, silly, and serious sequel to KEEP THE HEART OF A CHILD and THE QUEEN OF HATS is the third volume in Lori R. Lopez’s POETIC REFLECTIONS book series.
This tale begins with a modern setting, on the creepy Ninth Floor of a hotel, where an old woman just wishes to be left in peace. But that isn’t possible.
Lori R. Lopez reads her tribute poem “Horror She Wrote” at a gathering for MARY SHELLEY’S FRANKENSTEIN: BICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION on Halloween 2018 in the Geisel Library Seuss Room of U.C. San Diego.
The cover artwork from CORNSTALKER by Lori R. Lopez.
Trouble with a capital C! The tale begins when a car stops and a body is tossed into the Corn. But this is not just any crop.
Under the city’s canals, amidst a secret web of conduits
Hide many a wonder in the disguise of darkness,
Veiled by shadow and a discreet demeanor, a shyness
A rich gathering of poetry with a dismal twilight atmosphere, a brooding nature, an eerie tone . . . DARKVERSE: THE SHADOW HOURS encompasses such pieces written by Lori R. Lopez between 2009 and 2017 . . .
The cover artwork from DARKVERSE: THE SHADOW HOURS by Lori R. Lopez.
Have you ever kept a secret from even yourself? On one rainless electric night, Frieda Noff will learn the truth about her past, her relationship with her sister, . . .
The cover artwork from TIDES OF CHAOS by Lori R. Lopez.
A man and woman meet online while the world around them is falling apart. Where are the creatures from that have invaded their planet? What do they want?
There are those individuals we know little about who skulk and creep delightfully across page or screen. In reality, we are taught to avoid them. Sometimes, however, they may surprise us.
The cover artwork from SOME THING by Lori R. Lopez.
Time, time, time. I think it’s time. Yes, that’s what it is. The next subject for a poetic reflection. No, no, no. Scratch that. Well, it is high time for a new column.
A sample illustration from ODDS AND ENDS by Lori R. Lopez.
The cover artwork from ODDS AND ENDS by Lori R. Lopez.
What terrors lurk in the blackest regions of a cellar, amidst dusty cobwebbed shelves, in the glass jars and metal cans of a hopelessly abnormal mind?
The couple awakened in the same blink of an eye, for there was a disturbance at their household that jostled them from sleep. Not a noise or intrusion but rather the opposite . . .
You are never truly alone. While you sleep, nocturnal creatures stir. A couple discovers that things have changed overnight, and they are no longer in control. Their house is full of cobwebs . . .
A black hole is etched in my soul
Space has no end, no beginning
It bounces to the knife-edge of Nevermore
And beyond, perhaps too far
The birds of night flap broodful wings
Against the pewter clouded mist
Though sleep might claim most
At this hour of witchcraft and ghoul
Their leather-like flails evoke a restless
There was something in the basement . . .
A girl cowered in her bed at night and listened
To a mournfully somber wail that echoed
Through the floor of her room, imprisoned.
What if you woke
And found yourself cursed —
The clock ticking backward
Your reflection unreversed?
If the canary were tweeting
And you drew only blank tiles