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Writing With Background Music
I got a dog a few weeks ago. It’s cool to see the world through a puppy’s eyes, wondering how she’ll react to any new thing for the first time—music, for example. I constantly listen to music, but I hesitated the first time I went to stream some tunes while the dog chomped on a…
The Paradoxical Appeal of Horror
I write genre fiction—mostly horror. I’m also a brain scientist. Occasionally, I like to combine those things and explore the irrationality of the horror genre with an attempt at rational thought. Have you ever thought about how damn strange horror really is? Yeah yeah, obviously spooky stuff is strange, and it’s always been an outcast of a…
2022 in Review
It feels like the world is getting back to normal in 2022, but with two important caveats. First, it probably shouldn’t feel this way. More people are dying of COVID now than at many times in the past few years when we rightly freaked out. Yet we’ve stopped doing anything about it. The threat of…
I’m Phronk, also known as P.T. Phronk, or Mike. I’m a writer and scientist. Here’s where to find my stuff:
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