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Here’s a new story – “Something To Talk About.” Available at EVERY DAY FICTION. Check it out. .

The Morning After Eggsperience

February 20th, 2020

. Here’s a story I wrote for the February 2020 edition of Gateways at Otherworld Theatre.  The evening was titled “After Binary Sunset” and the prompt they gave us was – “I don’t believe in Lizard People per say, but the evidence is mounting” and then adding the fortune cookie mainstay “…in bed.” The Morning […]

Gene Wolfe Tribute

February 12th, 2020

. Here’s a short story I wrote for a tribute show Gumbo Fiction Salon did shortly after Gene Wolfe’s passing. Twenty years ago, an anthology of horror stories came out called 999.  It had stories by Neil Gaiman, Stephen King, F. Paul Wilson, Joyce Carol Oates, Ramsey Campbell, Joe R. Lansdale, William Peter Blatty – […]

A New Holiday Story – And More!

December 21st, 2019

. I try to write a new holiday short story every year. This December, the good people at Every Day Fiction were kind enough to publish my latest. It’s called “Dirty Pool Angel on Broken Bells Road” and it can be found here. Interested in some of the other stories I’ve written for the winter […]

Harlan Ellison RIP

June 30th, 2018

. On June 28th, author Harlan Ellison passed away in his sleep (the same day Rod Serling died in 1975).  He could be controversial, but I loved his work.  He was very influential on my own writing. Here are a few reminisces. In 1987, I was cast as Everett in an adaptation of “‘Repent, Harlequin!’ […]

Hey look!  I wrote a new holiday story! “Altercation on Ballet Boulevard” You can read it at Out of the Gutter. So do that.  Go read it. Happy holidays! .

Just in time for the Halloween season, read my new short story “Alleyway Alvin” over at Out of the Gutter. Part of Flash Fiction Offensive’s Gutteral Screams. .

“Despite my ghoulish reputation, I really have the heart of a small boy. I keep it in a jar on my desk.” This quote is often attributed to Stephen King.  It was on this day in 1974 that King’s first novel, CARRIE, was published.  Happy Publication Day, Stevie! The quote is actually from author Robert […]

. The nice people at Out Of The Gutter Online have published my holiday short story “Molotov Cocktails on Chimney Cake Lane” as part of their Twelve Daze of Christmas. Enjoy! .

. My short story “Trash Pick-Up” (published last September at NEAR TO THE KNUCKLE) has been nominated for the Derringer Award for Best Flash Mystery Story of 2015! The Derringer Awards are given out every year by The Short Mystery Fiction Society to honor outstanding short mystery and crime stories. This is my 6th Derringer […]

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