I was the head server at one of Savannahs most successful and popular restaurants, The Firefly Cafe, catering to the best of this citys blue-bloods. But, once the restaurant was sold, everything changed. The new owners were running the business into the ground, my partner left, my father was diagnosed with a terminal illness, and my weight dropped to a 115 pounds. And while most people find themselves escaping into drugs and alcohol, I became obsessed with knitting. I spent long hours chugging beer after beer and working on any pattern I could come across, developing a psychotic routine of mindless action while life around me was crumbling.
Called “part Marlene Dietrich, part Edith Piaf,” Siouxsie Sioux (Siouxsie and the Banshees) has influenced art, fashion, film and an entire generation of musicians with her dark, poetic lyrics and theatrical beauty. Now her influence reaches into the literary world with this collection of short stories. From the lyrics of RAWHEAD AND BLOODYBONES, SKIN, THIS UNREST, and THE LAST BEAT OF MY HEART, these stories of gothic romance, psychological misfits, and animal rights pay homage and tribute to one of the most iconic women in music.
The Phantom Ghores are vain, arrogant people who dress themselves in 1930s clothing. They have enormous wealth and power, not to mention manners that exceed the limits of pomposity. Theirs is the most exclusive club in the world, and yet there is only one requirement for joining: you must be dead. Revealed here is an expose on their lives and deaths. Learn about Acquisitions and Resurrections, Grave Diggers and Vocalists, Houses and Death Scars. Learn from one of their own about this secret society of the dead where deceit and trickery are artful endeavors and where your only ambition is to belong…
This is the stream of consciousness memoir of a man, “left alone to find God in the wilderness of the soul,” while dismissing the concepts of the contemporary Christian church. After having an apocolyptic nightmare, whilst living as a vagrant in Key West, Gregory Patrick begins searching for the truth behind spirituality, battling questions about the homosexual place in the church, the hypocricy of modern Christians, and the ridiculousness of war inspired by God. Through his interior searchings he questions his own authenticity in a world beset by homogeny before finally coming to battle his ego, his “foe,” in a Benedictine monastery.