Fool O’Clock – Part 1

“Oh shit, it’s Fool o’clock.” “Wha’?” The grumble next to me is the wife – likely the co-conspirator who turned the damned alarm off. It’s on her side of the bed, per her demand, after I broke my hand trying to break the last one. “I said, ‘It’s Fool o’clock.’ I’m supposed to be in…

Short Story Anthologies, Coming Soon!

Panthera Press will be releasing two short story anthologies in early 2018. One contains 11 general literary fiction short stories and novelettes, and the other is 8 stories in the fantasy and science fiction genres. Look out for them!

Looking for a Few Honest Reviewers

Do you read a lot? Comfortable with eBook formats? Like mysteries and/or literary fiction? Then, I’m looking for you. I’m looking for a few folks to generate honest reviews on Amazon.com for my newly released books. In consideration of your time, I’ll send you free copies of the eBooks in whatever format you prefer. Again,…

Whence Ideas Come and Whither They Go

Those who’ve followed my blog for some time know that I think writer’s block is an (ironically) imagined disorder. There is no such thing as a lack of ideas. However, writers can make finding those ideas difficult, often by falling into inflexible routines. Let’s assume, for instance, a writer has always found their story ideas…

The Stubborn-Ass Birth of Jesse Ed McKinney

This is the opening  of a novelette entitled “The Stubborn-Ass Ghost of Jesse Ed McKinney.” It’s the first draft, to the extent that one can assign a ordinal number to my draft. I’ve read plenty of advice that says one should never edit while one is attempting to write. That is absolute nonsense. I firmly…

Days of the Never Was – Excerpt

As I’m too lazy to edit a poem, here’s an excerpt from my favorite novelette (long short story), “Days of the Never Was.” The book (The Juice and Other Stories) is free Monday, 20 January 2014, the last free day for a while. I hope you guys get a copy and enjoy the stories. I…

Excerpt from “He Ain’t Heavy”

This is an excerpt from my 1st short story collection, The Juice and Other Stories. It’s available now, on Amazon.com, and is free through this Monday, 20 January. “He Ain’t Heavy” is a story about twin brothers who couldn’t be more different. One is good and the other, well, he ain’t. “Dunc, I’m not so…

Tomorrow Was Yesterday, (conclusion)

Prior sections: part 1, part 2, Part 3, and Part 4. I suppose for simplicity’s sake, from this point on I should stop marking the times of our jumps in terms of my linear age. I could use years, or Gia’s age, or any of a hundred means of marking time. Mostly, however, we thought…

Tomorrow Was Yesterday, Part 4

If you haven’t read part 1, part 2, or Part 3, please do so. (The soundtrack of my mind.) Now, I can see the little linear-logic wheels turning in your head. If I met Gia when I was 27, which in non-linear time was after I met her in Venice at age 45, and after…

Tomorrow Was Yesterday, part 3

If you haven’t read part 1 and part 2, I recommend doing so now. Reading them out of sequence will pretty much spoil the story. In addition to which, I think this is my 2nd best short story ever. Gracias por leerlo. I forgot the honeymoon memories during the second jump, which ensued seconds after…