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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 – […]

Rattlesnake Chili

January 30th, 2020

… Here’s a sketch I wrote for the Lumpy & Sasquatch podcast about the difference between Science Fiction and Fantasy. Rattlesnake Chili by John Weagly (Lights up.  A kitchen in a farmhouse.  SCOTT sits at the table, a pot of chili in front of him.  GREG enters.) SCOTT:  Want some rattlesnake chili? GREG:  Yes!  Wait […]

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 […]

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. .

. It seems like, in the late-80’s/early-90’s, a lot of the playwrights I knew (especially male) went through a phase where they imitated Sam Shepard.  Almost every evening of short plays that I saw had at least one Shepard imitation. I was always jealous of that. I love Shepard’s plays, especially the earlier idiosyncratic ones […]

. If you’re in the Chicago area, a play I wrote is being produced by The Arc Theatre this Tuesday and Wednesday.   It’s called “The Armadillo/Iguana Bacterial Unification” and it’s being directed by Alexander Trice and features Takesha Meshé Kizart and Sara Geist.  It’s part of The Arc’s evening of short plays called UNITED […]

. If you’re in the New York area, there’s a release party for a book of short plays I’m in Monday night at 5:00 at The Drama Book Shop – One Minute Plays: A Practical Guide to Tiny Theatre. Sadly, I won’t be there. But you should go and buy the book and meet the […]

Gumbo Joe and His Smokey Tent

February 28th, 2017

. At work last week, we were talking about what sells tickets to plays and the boss commented on star power.  He said, ‘If So-And-So is in ‘Gumbo Joe and His Smokey Tent,’ then people are going to buy tickets to see it.”   So here, just in time for Fat Tuesday, is   GUMBO […]

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