Author Archives: Michael Merriam

Dust

We talk about memory. We talk about remembrance. In photographs survivors rush from the wreckage fleeing smoke flames death covered in the dust of destruction rags over mouths. Concrete, rebar, insulation, paint, drywall, fertilizer — You Vaporized. I breathe you … Continue reading

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Dreamhaven Books Reading – 2017

I case you missed it, here is my reading from February 2017. Enjoy!

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Featured Artist at Anime Detour!

I will be a Featured Artist at Anime Detour 2017.. This means I will be out in the high-traffic area selling and signing books all weekend! I hope to see you there. The Featured Artist section is outside of the … Continue reading

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New Play Announcement!

Since Gadfly Theatre Productions has announced it on their website, my one-act play Out of the Woods: A Tale of Red, the Wolf, and the Woodcutter will be produced as part of their Final Frontier Festival: Fairy Tales. Here is … Continue reading

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Marscon 2017 Schedule

Where I will be this weekend at MarsCon. As always, things can change quickly. Friday, March 3: 5:00-5:50 p.m., Krushenko’s. Panel: Anne McCaffrey and the Dragons of Pern Posthumous GOH Anne McCaffrey (1926-2011) produced a large and diverse body of … Continue reading

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Bus Tale: WUT? – Follow Up Thoughts

I want to talk with you more about my previous post concerning the homeless couple having sex in the Uptown Transit Station. Yes, the story was amusing. Yes, the story had a WOW! factor. Yes, the story was a bit … Continue reading

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Bus Tale #WUT? (NSFW)

I enter Uptown Transit Station and discover what appears to be a homeless couple having sex on–and wrapped up in–a pile of old coats and rags on the floor of the transit center. Nearby is a large backpack, a pair … Continue reading

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Bus Tales #65.62-5.9

I climb aboard the #17 at Uptown Station. We’re sitting there stopped because the bus is running early and as we wait, a man in his twenties climbs aboard, does that thing where he starts going through all his pockets … Continue reading

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The Obligatory 2016 Year-in-Review Post

Despite everything, I still managed to make a little art in 2016. Here is the round-up for posterity, if posterity was to really care. Theatre Performance: “Unsafe at Any Speed.” Five performances of my one-man show as part of Minnesota … Continue reading

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The Not-So-Silent Planet Podcast Episode #4

So I did this podcast with Phillip Andrew Bennett Low and Ben San Del. We might have had a little too much Canadian Bourbon and a little too much fun. This podcast is definitely Not Safe For Work. Listen Here!

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