Posted On: April 2, 2019 - Written by: A.K. Kuykendall

I'm taking a break from writing for a moment to get something off my chest. The death of Ermias Davidson Asghedom (Nipsey Hussle), beyond the primary reason he was killed (speaking truth to power), was killed for another reason. Nipsey not only spoke truth to power, but he was also empowering. Neither his art nor did he assimilate to the marketed stereotype of Hip Hop artists. He rhymed and was a REAL advocate for those looking to him as a role model.... Continue reading >>


Posted On: September 7, 2018 - Written by: A.K. Kuykendall

The author I have a huge affinity for is Dean Koontz, but I simply cannot ignore the works of Stephen King. I always believed that Mr. King's body of work was similar to the works of Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci. Particularly the late artists final manuscript- THE CODEX LEICESTER. I will not bother describing THE CODEX LEICESTER to you because I'm sure you'll Google it. King's work has a hidden meaning that, for generations, literary enthusiasts will be ... Continue reading >>

The following piece was inspired by the utter sadness on display within America today. If you are not moved to action by children torn haphazardly from their families, then you are, no doubt, a wilted flower; the very same people who welcome this madness. "Time is tick, tick, ticking away. How many souls will I capture today? Will they be a challenge or will they be given? Only time will tell as the clock keeps tick, tick, ticking. Your god has arrived wit... Continue reading >>


Posted On: September 3, 2018 - Written by: A.K. Kuykendall

I have both a strange and creepy theory about the legendary Stephen King and his body of work. I believe Mr. King is a man not of this world and each story he has ever written was produced fully formed. As you read, please keep in mind what the preeminent science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke once said, ‘any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.’ MY THEORY […] Stephen King was born on Sunday, September 21, 1947, but on t... Continue reading >>


Posted On: September 3, 2018 - Written by: A.K. Kuykendall

Sex with a writer should be on any and everyone’s bucket list. Like a box of chocolates, you’d have no clue which of our multiple personalities you’d encounter. Odds are, you’d find that perfect lover. So perfect this inamorata and/or inamorato that your psyche would forever be consumed with hopes that you’d, again, experience, even for a brief moment, the all-encompassing magmatism of that carnal deity within.... Continue reading >>


Posted On: August 31, 2018 - Written by: A.K. Kuykendall

I’m a member of a secret society—one that uses the concept of alternative history to slowly awaken the masses to the covert doings of individuals of this world and beyond. It’s a weapon stronger than you may think; for one cannot save a world nestled in a box, strategically dormant to the realities of their existence. By exposing the masses to the idea of an alternative history it will help to soften the blow felt when the world’s dirty laundry can... Continue reading >>


Posted On: August 26, 2018 - Written by: A.K. Kuykendall

I write surrounded by the many inspirations I hold dear. These inspirations relentlessly pull me forward. Their natural aptitude for mental stimulation is the grip that propels me onward. Their hold as firm as the affinity I have for my needful things: 1.) Buford, my beloved 1938 Underwood Universal/Champion Portable typewriter, 2.) the rare ribbon I need for said typewriter, 3.) the lead from my #2 pencil, 4.) the assortment of notepads and audio recorder... Continue reading >>


Posted On: August 26, 2018 - Written by: A.K. Kuykendall

Never give up. Believe me when I tell you rejection is an imperative test of one’s character. Many of us continually submit the same manuscript until it is accepted. The stress of that idiotic endeavor wholly stifling a writer’s would-be career because during this deep-dive into the abyss of the literary rabbit hole, nothing else matters. Absolutely nothing. Neither reading endlessly, which is any writers North Star or writing the stories that could ha... Continue reading >>

Stephen kings first editor and publisher – Michael Garrett

Posted On: August 19, 2018 - Written by: A.K. Kuykendall

On Wednesday, August 15, 2018, I received a note via LinkedIn from the man himself, Michael Garrett. He wants to introduce himself… “My name is Michael Garrett and I'm an internationally respected editor. As credited in Mr. King's non-fiction book On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft, I served as Stephen King's first editor. In a professional capacity I've also edited the works of such greats as Joyce Carol Oates, Harlan Ellison, Lawrence Block and many... Continue reading >>

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