Stephen Zimmerman


Galaxy Eyes

Looking for light in my favorite place. – by stephen zimmerman Inspired by the writing prompt “light” from one of my favorite people on Twitter: Katelyn Buxton. ⬅back to the blog


In Love with a Monster

Hybristophilia Hybristo what? The tongue-twister of a word describes romantic attraction towards someone who has committed outrageous, violent, and horrific crimes — the likes of serial killers and mass shooters. And it’s not a subconscious attraction. The fans and lovers of these monsters are fully aware of the crimes they committed. And in most cases, …

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Killdozer: Marvin Heemeyer

“We might need a SWAT team.” Marvin Heemeyer’s actions on June 4, 2005 have been described in many terms, ranging from deranged to heroic. It all depends on who you ask. An Ordinary Life Everything about Marvin John Heemeyer’s first forty years of life was what you’d call ordinary. He was born in 1951 in …

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there’s beauty even in discarded things. – by stephen zimmerman ⬅back to the blog


Psychological Phases of a Serial Killer

When I started this true crime blog, I promised you we’d go into the mind of a serial killer. So far we’ve looked at psychopathy and sociopathy. Now it’s time to go deeper. Interview with Death In the 1980’s, psychologist and author Joel Norris was researching psychopathy and his theory that violence is a disease …

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This poem was inspired by a Twitter writing prompt on “age” by the always lovely Katelyn Buxton (@KBuxtonBooks). ⬅back to the blog Cover image by Tom Hussey. Used under a Creative Commons License.