Something New

The short story  “The Crook of a Tree”  was done a few years back and first  made “publicly available” as part of the compilation “Stories from Austin: A Collection of…

Frowsy…

I re-edited and posted the very short short story “Toy Lists” to start the new year. You might be asking, Why keep this story alive? Because it uses the word…

Actually we DIDN’T Pay for this…

You can get “Stories from Austin: A Collection of Short Stories from the Austin Creative Fiction Writers Group” for free, a limited-time offer that expires on Monday. Click Away!

And We Paid For This?!?

And We Paid For This?!? is not, despite your deepest hopes, the name of a new self-deprecating alt band, with a pithy throwaway name that you grumble on your way…

A War on “Casual Violence”

Something about the phrase “casual violence” really tugs at my backbone. I think because it seems to exist in that first, early stage of literary writing, a buzz phrase from…

Where is the Highway Virus link?

You may have noticed the recent change in the home page makes the Highway Virus stories inaccessible. So, why? I decided to retire the tone of those stories. The notion…

Why “trogg dogs”?

The Wastelands book continues to plague my Noosphere – indirectly this time. As mentioned before, my favorite story in this book (of those I’ve read) is Paolo Bacigalupi’s “The People…

Thinking on the Highway Virus 1

I started the Highway Virus series, short stories of a future apocalyptic world, following the global fears of the bird flu virus several years ago, where I imagined a future…

The Blind Cathedral

The short story “Songs Like Rusty Cage“ is obviously inspired by Raymond Carver’s “Cathedral.” The connection didn’t hit me when I first started writing it, but it was obviously somewhere…

Writing…

I liked the TV show Six Feet Under from beginning to end, despite some sluggish periods in the arc of the series. And Alan Ball does have a tendency to…