“For I have always been a seeker, a dreamer, and a ponderer on seeking and dreaming...”
- H.P. Lovecraft
Welcome to the Bizarre Tales site

 

From here you can begin exploring what I'm doing in pulp-style stories of adventure, horror and fantasy.  It is an interest which of late has begun spawning fantasy paintings in oils.  Check out my writings under Stories and Coming Next, and my paintings under Fantasy Art.

News & Items of Note

Oct 8, 2019  Mailed the 50 requisite copies for ERB-APA No 143 (the Edgar Rice Burroughs Amateur Press Association) to Henry Franke, ERB-APA Official Editor (OE) .  This submission consisted of an article based on ERB's novels The Land that Time Forgot, and The People that Time Forgot titled, A Message in a . . . bottle? 

 

For more about the Edgar Rice Burroughs Amateur Press Association, visit the official site on ERB-Zine.com.

I'll pop a photo of the issue after I receive it. Until then, please enjoy this image of the 1974 movie classic, The Land that Time Forgot!

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Sep 13, 2019  "It would take a fleet, six-man Barsoomian flyer full of two-headed aliens to wear as many hats as Mike Tierney, and keep a mad, Kaldane hatter in business to do so....”

It's Black Friday and we have more Mike Tierney!  I wouldn't call that unlucky at all.   Click on the image to check out Part II of the interview, and be sure to visit the other pages on DMR Books.

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Sep 5, 2019  "Restoring the 5000 images and gathering the books represented in the Edgar Rice Burroughs 100 Year Art Chronology was a labor of love...”

Recently I was asked to interview Mike Tierney, author of The Edgar Rice Burroughs 100 Year Art Chronology for DMR Books. in celebration of ERB's birthday.

Click on the image to check out Part 1 of the interview (Part 2 is coming soon), and be sure to visit the other pages on DMR Books.

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Aug 11, 2019  Mailed the 50 requisite copies for ERB-APA No 142 (the Edgar Rice Burroughs Amateur Press Association) to Henry Franke, ERB-APA Official Editor (OE) .  This submission consisted of an article based on ERB's The War Chief, titled, The Guns of Geronimo

 

For more about the Edgar Rice Burroughs Amateur Press Association, visit the official site on ERB-Zine.com.

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July 13, 2019  I was asked by Jason Hardy, Editor-in-Chief of The Minunian--a fanart fanzine dedicated to Edgar Rice Burroughs, to submit a piece based on The Jungle Tales of Tarzan to celebrate its 100th anniversary.  Jason also hosts the ERBf.a.n. (fan artist network) on Facebook--check it out by clicking here.

 

Click on the image to read more, and view the full-size image.

Tarzan Rescues the Moon
WELCOME TO MY WORLD

 

This is a typical shot of my cluttered office where I write. It's inspiring to write and paint while surrounded by books and swords.

Shot of my office

Poem of the Day/Week/Whenever

It's been right at a year (01/16/19) since I wrote and posted this poem, so I felt a re-post might be in order!

One and All

I've seen moonlight glisten, like diamonds on the snow -
And I've seen my face reflected, in a wet axe –
. . . and so, I know …

That we are mortal - you and I
And as such, we soon must die
That when fallen, our bodies lie…

As fodder for the crow –
. . . and so, I know…

We were not meant, to o'er long last
That all too soon, we surely pass -
Into a darkness, consuming all…
Oh – that dark, unseemly pall!

A grim gash leaves a splitted skull…

Then we know - we all are fools!
That one and all, we're naught but tools!
To be used until we fell -
upon hearing Death's dark bell,
toll and join, that darkly pall,
each of us - one and all…

Frozen rubies made of blood
A River Styx - a crimson flood
Flows down my face, across my breast
Stains my jerkin, and my flesh
Limbs do stiffen as I die
Ice-cold winds, now freeze my eye
Men above me stomp and swear
But I - I no longer care…

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ERB-APA Issue #143.  Includes A Message in a . . . bottle? by Chris L Adams

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