THE PERSISTENCE OF VISION

June 6, 2019

I'm bogged down in novel writing, story revisions, and garden wrangling, but I wanted to drop a quick note about my latest poem, published by the nice folks at Strange Horizons. It was inspired by the experience of watching my mother's house, the place I spent my...

May 31, 2018

The Kickstarter for If This Goes On, an anthology of political fiction, is now Live!

Contribute if you can (there are fantastic rewards and stretch goals), and share on social media. This is going to be a fantastic collection, and I'm thrilled my story will be included...

May 9, 2018

This morning, I posted this photo on my personal Facebook page:

And if you think it's hard to look at, imagine how it felt. The left side of my body has been screaming at me all day. The important bit is somewhat obscured by all the blood, however: to wit, I started run...

April 23, 2018

Fans of speculative short fiction now have access to tons of great stories from a wide range of wonderful authors (including me!). The site is called Curious Fictions, and its a fabulous place to find everything from horror to science fiction to fantasy and lots of stu...

April 9, 2018

Hello from the edge of Hell where we are not quite sitting in the grip of The Winter That Wouldn't Quit, though we do seem to have received a glancing blow. It's April 8 and outside it was 40° this morning. By comparison, last year on this date it was 80° here in the f...

March 1, 2018

This kind of sums up the feel of the story I finished last night:

February 13, 2018

Thanks to Codex, the writers' group I belong to, I was able to write three shiny new pieces of flash fiction in January. All are currently out on submission, and hopefully will be available for your reading pleasure sometime in the coming months.

I must say it feels goo...

January 30, 2018

Yikes, it's been a while. 

(Knock. Knock.)

Anybody in there?

Hello from the frozen wastelands of South Louisiana. 

Ok, let's start over. 

Hello.

It's winter and I miss the sun. These days it slinks low along the southern horizon, occasionally peeking over the tops of the tre...

October 18, 2017

The other day it rained for the first time in over five weeks. The ground was cracked and dry, and dust clung to every surface--trees, cars, houses, people. Over the years I've come to realize that as disaster zones go, I'm far better suited to floods than drought. May...

August 22, 2017

My latest story, "Paper Hearts," is now live over at Daily Science Fiction. I wrote it earlier this year, and if it seems dark, (even for me), it sort of reflects the mindset I've been struggling with ever since the election. I mean, if you take a Gen-X kid who grew up...

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