Carnival of Loss

in my writing i often tackle the carnival-esque-ness of contemporary culture, but i do so ironically. much of the media we consume is self-consciously mythic, which doesn’t necessarily mean it has swords and wizards and shit, although obviously some of it does. it means it fills the role of myth. back before culture was lifted out of space-time, before wrist watches and a money economy, … Continue reading Carnival of Loss

Holy Crayola!: Modern History in Crayon

Historians divide the last 250 years into the “Long Nineteenth Century” (stretching from the French Revolution to the First World War/Russian Revolution) and the “Short Twentieth Century” (running from the inter-war period to the fall of the Berlin Wall). Obviously this is a sociopolitical rather than chronological division — minutes and seconds don’t care what happens in them — and I think there’s something to … Continue reading Holy Crayola!: Modern History in Crayon

New Release! Episode Two of The Minus Faction

The second episode of my “superheroes for adults” serial novel THE MINUS FACTION is available now at most online retailers and at RickWayne.com “A modern, no nonsense take on superhumans.” -amazon reviewer THE MINUS FACTION is a serial novel about extraordinary abilities and how not to use them. In Episode Two . . . Xana Jace keeps her head down, which isn’t easy when you … Continue reading New Release! Episode Two of The Minus Faction