Excerpt of “Lazarus”

I have been working the last week on wrapping up my short story ‘Lazarus’ which is the final piece in my short story collection before editing. It has been a rewarding project, acting as a counterweight to my main novel project and giving me an outlet when I need to check my brain out onContinue reading “Excerpt of “Lazarus””

Book Review: “The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue”

For many of the books I read, I don’t take the time to write a review for them, even though I think doing so would be a worth while enterprise. I do come across books that I feel I need to say something about from time to time though and this story is one ofContinue reading “Book Review: “The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue””

“Das Letzte Wort; or, The Final Word”

I walked into my office, feeling low after the university board’s harsh criticism. Who the fuck did they think they were to judge me? Was I not one of the premier literary critics in Berlin? Did they actually think they knew better than me? “Ficken Bastarde.”  I slammed my briefcase onto my desk, sending aContinue reading ““Das Letzte Wort; or, The Final Word””

“Fleeting Whisper”

Our democracy is a delicate thing and we watched it get tested like never before this week. I hope to never see something like that happen in the United States again and while processing it, I turned to writing, like I do in most instances. My musings led to the following: *** A single tear.Continue reading ““Fleeting Whisper””

Book Review: “These Violent Delights”

This debut novel by Micah Nemerever blew me away. “These Violent Delights” was twisted and beautiful and I would recommend this to any reader who wants to take a walk down the road of infatuation and manipulation turned to violence. Paul and Julian are both intriguing characters, with Paul being taken almost instantly by Julian.Continue reading “Book Review: “These Violent Delights””

“Ghosts”

It is amazing how a walk through a particular location can inspire a story. Just a few days ago, I visited Fort Pickens in Florida and was struck by this fortress. Touching the walls, I kept thinking of what must have been felt and experienced here over the years, leading to my mental wheels spinningContinue reading ““Ghosts””

“The Dancer”

Every chance I get, I dance  Swaying to and fro to the sounds of my own music My hips pop, crackling like kindled tinder But first, I need a light  I wait patiently for it  A user not a beggar, accepting whatever offering comes my way Once I’m warmed up, I sway There is aContinue reading ““The Dancer””

“Stardust”

“What should we do for dinner tonight?” “Hmm, I’m not sure.”  Every night they had the same conversation, the parley of the day. It’s not that they fought regularly, far from it, but marriage is a perpetual state of give and take, someone always deferring to the other. In this instance, Shane usually extended theContinue reading ““Stardust””

Book Review: “Ready Player Two”

Ready Player One is one of my favorite books of all time, so when I heard that Ready Player Two was on the horizon, I couldn’t contain my excitement. I pre-ordered the title and within a couple of days of it releasing, I dove in. The big question: does it stand up to and/or complimentContinue reading “Book Review: “Ready Player Two””

“A Dream of Innocence”

He ran down the uneven lane; beautiful archways and renaissance style porticos surrounding him in a panorama of splendor. The city was perfect; Ancient Rome meets 15th century Florence. It was home. It was safety. A rumble.   A flash.   Darkness. The boy lifted his face off the cobblestones. White spots, like stars, dancedContinue reading ““A Dream of Innocence””