Misericorde in hand, the zealot inspects the mortally wounded crusader. In every direction, the sacrosanct fallen cover the battlefield. Only the lucky ones died swiftly, faithfully as ordered, for the Holy City. The zealot considers taking this crusader prisoner. But with black flies feasting on his ghastly open wounds, nothing could save him. Not [...]
"Hacking human memory", the cyborg scientist said, "is different from repeating a story of past events." Cables fed biometric signals from the unconscious prisoner into supercomputers. The child lay in unwakeable sleep. "We must reanimate her past through real time simulation. Only then will we pinpoint exactly what transpired." The surprise attack crippled the [...]
An author debut in the middle of a pandemic is an odd move. Thanks to an amazing community, the experience was very positive. Over the last 14 months, I grew immensely as a writer and person. With much help, I published about 30 articles, 9 poems, 2 movie reviews, and 1 book. My gratitude [...]
I am happy to share a new poem accepted for publication in the cultural journal Prometheus Dreaming. "the rebellion of sisyphus" is featured in Poetry Issue 3.2. The stunning artwork for this issue is entitled Red Woman by Armenian American artist, Sam Aleks. Thank you to editor David van den Berg. I am very [...]
I am glad to share three poems recently published in Eloquent Magazine - May 2021. solus columbia Quirank Thank you Eloquent Magazine for the opportunity to be featured. ~ W.D.H.
To commemorate National Poetry Month, here is an excerpt from my recent article entitled "A Quick Riff on Poetry and News". It was published in October 2020 by The Good Men Project. I have edited from the original. I share a few definitive moments when I realized poetry was for me: This year’s Nobel [...]
The October book launch came and went rapidly. The warm reception from family, friends, and writing community has been tremendous. I would like to say thank you to friends at the Winchester Book Gallery for hosting the launch of my debut book. Thank you to friends who masked up, socially distanced, and celebrated in person. [...]
Since 2013 I have played and facilitated chess activities on very active scale. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has put much on hold. I tremendously miss teaching, and I look forward to organizing chess meetings again when it is safe to do so. The Shenandoah Valley Chess Club is in solid financial standing and has [...]
I am delighted to share this poem is a selected winner of the Button Poetry 2020 Short Form Contest. It was posted on Button Poetry Instagram, Friday, September 11, 2020. I am deeply gratefully for the selection and the opportunity to share. W. D. H.
QUESTION: "How do you know when you are home?" ANSWER: Mobius This is the origin story of my new book. A friend asked me a direct personal question which I could not immediately answer. In an attempt to circle back, I began to write personal thoughts and very short stories that resonated with me. [...]