Elimae, run for a long time by the talented Cooper Renner and others, no longer exists as a venue for new writing. Cooper does, however, keep an archived version of the journal live on his own website. You can find it here. This is one of the first things I ever published, and I'm still … Continue reading Story: “Evensong” (100 words, first published at Elimae)
On the older work page of this site, I talk about occupying ghost-towns as a metaphor for the places we've been mentally, emotionally, vocationally, digitally. In some cases, the journals where I first published flash fiction, prose poetry, and other work no longer exist. The pages don't load. The links are broken. In other cases, … Continue reading Ghost-Towns
I finished a new short story last week. I'm mentally preparing for the next one by doing some reading and by catching up on other kinds of work. Tomorrow, I'm going to start a story inspired in part by Sherwood Anderson's "Godliness: A Story in Four Parts." Yesterday, I posted a short, positive review of … Continue reading Literature, Fandom, and Fantastic Beasts; Stan Lee and Sherwood Anderson
Robert is a very talented poet, and someone I discovered through the WordPress ecosystem. Here's word from Robert about his new Pushcart nomination. I share this for two reasons: one, to congratulate Robert; and two, to encourage myself and other readers. From Robert: My poem, “Year’s End,” which is included in my micro-chapbook Only … Continue reading Robert Okaji’s Poem Nominated for a Pushcart
A few bits of context for when you find the errant homophone: I was old enough (9) to know better, and this was something we did in the gifted program. You can almost hear the laughter of glastnost-era Soviets. Whatever, because Roddy Piper was feuding with Rick Rude at the time and that consumed most … Continue reading A Snow Poem, 1989
(November 15) Very strong episodes from both Superstore and The Good Place. The Good Place gets all the attention, and for good reason. But Superstore is very, very funny. Last night's episode had everything that makes it so.
I wrote this the other day right after seeing the news about Stan Lee. I was taking a break from working on a new short story: Sitting here, working on some creative projects, counting my words, talking about gods and heroes, and just seeing the news that Stan Lee, the creative force behind so much … Continue reading Excelsior