All posts by Eric Robert Nolan

Eric Robert Nolan graduated from Mary Washington College in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. He spent several years a news reporter and editorial writer for the Culpeper Star Exponent in Culpeper, Virginia. His work has also appeared on the front pages of numerous newspapers in Virginia, including The Free Lance – Star and The Daily Progress. Eric entered the field of philanthropy in 1996, as a grant writer for nonprofit healthcare organizations. Eric’s poetry has been featured by Dead Beats Literary Blog, Dagda Publishing, The International War Veterans’ Poetry Archive, and elsewhere. His poetry will also be published by Illumen Magazine in its Spring 2014 issue.

Throwback Thursday: the trailer for the original “Westworld” (1973)!

Today’s Throwback Thursday is something that I don’t actually remember — the trailer for 1973’s “Westworld” was a bit before my time.  But this was too good not to share.  (I’ve been on a weird “Westworld” kick lately — probably because I recently happened across this quite promising trailer for the brilliant HBO remake’s third season.) 

It’s funny seeing the same plot setup and motifs for the campy-looking original film (which was, surprisingly, written and directed by Michael Crichton).  I must say that Yul Brynner looks like he made a pretty decent bad guy, though.

 

My “Hungry Hannah” horror short appears over at A Story In 100 Words!

The nice folks over at A Story In 100 Words have published a new science fiction/horror flash fiction tale of mine.  Its title is “Hungry Hannah,” and it’s my own riff on the creepy doll trope.  You can find it right here.   (If you’d like to take a look, however, please note beforehand that it does depict extreme violence.)

A Story In 100 Words is a terrific site devoted to 100-word stories.  Its goal is to illustrate the “power of flash fiction, both as a storytelling art form in and of itself, and also as a writing exercise.”  I’ve found it’s a great place to peruse a variety of great voices in indie lit.

Give the site a look!  The nature of the work there means you can enjoy a complete story in only a few moments, and it’s loads of fun.