This is a story about a dream, or a memory of a dream. It was published years ago at another ghost town called Slingshot. I think these pieces leant themselves very well to the the kind of online writing that was emerging in the late 00's. It's a shame so many of those venues, many … Continue reading So We Had a Wake
Another early piece. This was published at elimae when Cooper Renner was the editor. It was a very good journal. This story is 100 words long. Evensong Thaddeus, age 3, set the Evensong in shallow water. Small waves rose and fell, and, retreating, carried Thad's small ship further from the shore. Squealing and on pigeon … Continue reading Evensong
This lets you know right away that the rest of the email is not about your Pushcart nomination. After the obligatory "Dear Author/Writer/Word Processing Chimpanzee," the very first word of the first sentence should be "unfortunately." This saves writers from having to scan the rest of the text for the word. … Continue reading How All Literary Rejection Letters Should Start
I have a story published in the new issue of Generate Magazine, out now. When my copy comes, I'll post a picture. The piece is called "Fisher Kings". It's very short, and I'm very pleased that it's included in this issue of Generate.
Not mentioned when I wrote this post originally? It was also my 30th birthday. Almost a decade later, we still have books. In the course of looking for a cover image of They Don't Dance Much, I came across Book Worship. You need to check that out, especially if you're one of those people who … Continue reading Books are People, Too
In 2009, I was very considered that we'd soon seen the end of physical books. 10 years later, I'm not. I think we'll have books for a very long time. Concern about privacy, censorship, and surveillance has not similarly abated. Every other day I read something about how books will stop being physical objects and … Continue reading Penmanship, the Engine of Democracy!