I Remember Shock Theater

Monsters in the Closet


I remember anxiously waiting up on Friday nights for the end of the local news broadcast on WTVT Channel 13. That’s when my favorite program would air…Shock Theater. I would fight sleep in order to watch the scary double feature which might include classics such as Frankenstein, The Wolf Man, The Mummy, Dracula, etc. My love for these films still lives nearly 50 years later. Here is a video I put together featuring many of the monsters that entertained me then and now. Just click on the “Monsters in the Closet” link above the photo. Happy Halloween.

A Tale of Two Fernandez’s


Photo by Debra Fernandez


Written by Del A. Fernandez

October 18, 2012



 Clouds askew,uneven dark, their gathered weight misshapen

Maybe I can scale their height, maybe I can fix it

A field, a barren womb, whose seeds were dreams, did birth abort

Maybe I its guilt can fence, maybe I can fix it

The river’s journey ended, its perplexed length made still

Maybe I its doubt can clear, maybe I can fix it

A road detoured, its path unchosen, too far its distance traveled

Maybe I its route can right, maybe I can fix it

Maybe I this life unfinished, before its final curtain falls

Can script anew its final act and fate its favor find

And thwart regret of its full measure

by one last chance, to fix it