If you want to be a beta-reader, please send me an email or leave me a comment and I’ll share the rest of the story. — On the kitchen table was a dull gray arthropod the size of a mature Pit Bull Terrier. “Ginny Murphy,” I said. “Get here right now and apply this strip … More Story Excerpt – Springtails
If you want to be a beta-reader, please send me an email or leave me a comment and I’ll share the rest of the story. — Steve pokes his head into his wife’s bedroom and looks at her leg protruding from under the covers. Her varicose veins look worse that he remembers, an artifact of … More Story Excerpt – Red Rimmed
I give myself one day a week to eat junk food; cake, ice cream, pasta carbonara with extra bacon. This past weekend I went McD’s before meeting some friends in Ikebukuro. I’d thought for the longest time that McD’s should make a Big Mac with Quarterpounder burgers. Then they advertised the Grand Big Mac. I … More Mega Mac
I recently read The Reason I Jump, by Naoki Higashida, translated into English by David Mitchell and KA Yoshida. This is not typical reading for me, but there are more than just a few reasons for me to pick this up. I don’t read many Japanese books, even translated in English. Surprising, considering I live … More A Boy’s Voice from the Silence of Autism
Image thanks to 1funny.com My new year’s resolution is to write my year in review earlier next time. “Why the monkey on the sheep?” you ask? 2015 was the year of the sheep. 2016 is the monkey. I think that technically it is a goat, but hey the Chinese character for goat and sheep are … More 2015 in Review
More figurative pen to paper. If you want to be a beta-reader, please send me an email or leave me a comment and I’ll share the rest of the story. — Adapt or Die Morena rounded the street corner onto the orange dusty road. The morning sun cast long silhouettes, her shadow a painfully thin … More Short Story Exerpt – Adapt or Die
I haven’t been to church in decades, so I mean this in the secular, new year, commercial, presents, warm and fuzzy, Rudolf and Clarice (from the stop animation circa 1964) kind of way. So please eat too much ham, turkey, roast beef, goose, or Chinese turkey (love that movie – hope you catch the reference). … More Merry Christmas !