Author Archives: St Basil Z Fish

About St Basil Z Fish

Curator of the strange and incredibly awkward. A rambling writer with the misguided notion he has something to say. His only redeeming qualities are his wife and children.

Monsters and Fathers

He speaks like an exploding dictionary, Picking out the meanest words, Arranging them In the worst order. Prides himself on dumb. Smart Is for “college boys.” And “he ain’t no college boy.” I can still hear him Echoing through my mind … Continue reading

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The Point of Honesty

“When I learned to love myself, to accept all the broken parts, the ghosts of my past could no longer bind me; could no longer hold me in so much stagnant water. I was at last free.” -Basil Fish It … Continue reading

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Crossroads

In an odd sort of way, I have been involved in ministry for the last 13 years. My work mainly consists of logistical support, program management, information and referral, appointment scheduling, building management, and supervising/office management. I also provide crisis … Continue reading

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And Sometimes Monsters Don’t Matter

There are still monsters who find space in my mind. Even after clearing away all the dust and fog, they still find places to hide. They love the shadows; the dark places I fear to tread. And when I least … Continue reading

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A Peek Into The Writing Project

A grey mist stretched endlessly in every direction. Echo shivered uncontrollably. His teeth chattered in the bitter cold. Around him the world was cast in an unnatural darkness. Empty and void. He wandered, naked save for the crucifix around his … Continue reading

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To Feel It All Overwhelming

I feel everything. It’s overwhelming, and I can’t turn it off. I can’t make it go away. I don’t just see the hurt and brokenness around me, I feel it as if it were my own. Maybe this is why … Continue reading

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The Demonologist

Conviction is a dying art. Speaking with certainty on matters of principle and truth are often shunned – especially when dealing with morals, spirituality, and conscience. In my experience, taking a stand for a belief that encapsulates assumed truths is … Continue reading

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The Writing Project (an Update)

I have found myself working feverishly on my writing project for the 2016 National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) challenge. I started the project from the beginning (for the third time) and it has evolved beyond the original outline. I am … Continue reading

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Discuss Debate Engage

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Be a Burning Light

“Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and … Continue reading

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Vote

The apathetic and nihilistic will tell you your vote, your voice, doesn’t matter. Nothing changes. It will be status quo no matter who is in office. I tend to be that voice. It would be foolish not to confess Congress is … Continue reading

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Hanford Ground Zero

A few months back I registered the Hanford Ground Zero domain. I have recently publicized a blog under the domain intended to be filled with short stories, strange news articles, images, history, etc. set in the town of Hanford, California. … Continue reading

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A Halloween Story

Join me at HanfordGroundZero for a Halloween horror story!

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Hallelujah Harvest Happening

Hay rides, bobbing for apples, pumpkin contest, candy, music, and games. We called it the “Hallelujah Harvest Happening.” A Christian alternative to Halloween – which we knew to be a night of Satanic celebration. With the exception of costumes, it was no different … Continue reading

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God Have Mercy

Slow poison. Sick and drowning in myself. Each cut closer to closure. Closer to home. I am Unraveling myself. Pulling out heartstrings and tendons. Ripping out The better parts of myself. Always, An excuse for leaping without looking. I am … Continue reading

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