Really, I think I have a stash of pics from another Mongrels thing, but now I can’t remember where. But I know I have these two anyway, as they’re from the last couple days.

First was up in Fort Collins, with HEX-author Thomas Olde Heuvelt. And, Olde’s not a middle name, that’s just the first part of his last name. He’s a cool dude, smart guy, excellent horror writer.


We talked about where horror comes from, the kind of genesis for/of each of our b

Thinking I should have been somehow tagging these snapshots through all fourteen other iterations of this. That way I could re-index, put, say, all the Litsy ones in a gallery, all the “with pets”-ones somewhere, all the “act-of-reading” or whatever ones in another place. Categories are starting to emerge, I mean. Check the out, they’re kind of straining to self-classify:

This week’s Mongrels roundup, brought to you by the waning battery of my ever-unreliant iPhone, and with a catch-up list provided by last week’s roundup, stairstep-style:

And? To start out, we get to go back to the dogs. Always the dogs. Thanks, Chip:



And then for a coffee break, a mere thirty minutes before lunch:


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And, I think Mongrels got to be WITH a John Foster book a

Some cool stuff showing up now and again. Here’s three — first couple from Jordan Dyke:


Then me, mid-transformation, from Joe Sherry:

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And Anne Barnetson:


And? Chances are I’ve forgot something, someone, some perfect thing. Let me know, I’ll sneak it onto this page. Like this, a recent one from Jolyon Yates. I give you . . . The Lone Changer:


Put a line there to show that this is the new space down here. Just a blurry zoom-in from a snap somebody took at The Last

If you’re just coming to this at #13, here, then, welp, there’s some clicking-back, if you’re interested—lots of masks and pets and Mongrels:

First and favorite—this doesn’t even really involve Mongrels, except insofar as Scooby-Doo is so deep in my heart it could never be extracted, and my heart’s also where Mongrels comes from:

That’s at the top of this thread on fb (

You usually get either three, seven, ten, or twelve installments of a thing, don’t you? Here we are already at twelve somehow. Also almost at twelve? The clock I’m under right now. A scheduled lunch. So, instead of stacking a big series of wolfy images up as links to the previous iterations of this—I actually just said “iteration” in the same paragraph as “installment,” which I’d never realized a personal goal until righ

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That “derogatory” part—man, just search twitter. However, over on instagram (which I hardly know), it’s mostly dog-pics.

Looks like “mongrels” is a lot of other things, too:

  • a boot/shoe thing:


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  • a screen protector:

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  • a gang in Australia:



  • another band (this one out of Missouri. their fb):


  • a Massachusetts band (fb):


  • a band out of 1968:

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  • a band with a track titled “Full M

“X” as in Jason X, yes. I did love that installment. Jason all chrome, and in space, with the same machete as ever? I can’t even imagine how to imagine that. Luckily I just got to go the movies, see it.

Anyway, this may be the longest of these screencap sessions yet. Reason being: been a crazy last few days. Anybody wanting to catch up with the nine rider that came before, here’s the clicks:

is the author of 22 or 23 books, ~300 stories, and all this stuff here. He lives in Boulder, Colorado, and has a few broken-down old trucks, one PhD, and way too many boots