Sunday, October 29, 2023

My Latest Story Is Out!

Story 171, "Their Heads Filled to Bursting" is out for your reading pleasure in the Autumn 2023 issue of Kaleidotrope! This one is a science fiction/horror story about a sensory-enhanced woman investigating a murder in a city where the governing AI is on the edge of breaking down. Enjoy!

Sunday, July 23, 2023


I sent out story 194 of The One-Thousand, which is "Hazel," an alternate world 1950's secret agent story involving aliens. It was inspired by a few listens to Portishead's album, Roseland NYC Live.

Friday, July 21, 2023

Tuesday, March 07, 2023

192 and 193

I just finished writing a ten-minute play, Cheeseburger with Wings, for this year's ICFA and I thought it would be story 192. Then I realized the last one I wrote, The Three Spaces of Eve, back in March of 2016, was never added to The One-Thousand. Maybe I figured because it wasn't for money, it didn't count. But I wrote other freebies early on and they counted. So, I'm counting both of them now. And rather than fuck up the numbers I've assigned to things in between, I'm calling Eve 192, and Cheeseburger 193. And that's all I'll hear about that.

Sunday, February 19, 2023


Just finished and shipped out story 191, "The Grow-Your-Own-Dog Kit," a flash piece that is told from the kit's point of view as its very young user runs amok with its contents. So much fun!

Friday, February 17, 2023

Turf War 2200!

My latest story is live on episode 60 of Simultaneous Times! "Turf War 2200!" (Story 175 of The One-Thousand) It's a stunning tale of love, anger, and lawn maintenance! Enjoy!



Monday, January 16, 2023


Just completed and shipped out story 190, "The Orange Man," a science fantasy about an immigrant who's in over his head in a strange new city.

Sunday, January 01, 2023

How I Hope 2023 Will Go

Happy New Year!

So, yesterday I went over how badly I failed at my 2022 goals. I was struck by the fact that I may have written more words last year than any previous year and yet I finished less fiction than almost any year since I started writing... uh... thirty-two years ago?(!) Holy shit.

Anyway, I've only got one real goal this year and that is to finish and submit twenty-four short stories. I'll still track word counts and submissions, and I'm also going to help my dog lose weight by feeding her less and getting her to move more, but the only goal I'm going to be uptight about is finishing those stories. Flash fiction won't count toward the twenty-four (Though they will count toward the One-Thousand). I think if I can meet this goal, it will be a real turning point in my writing career. I'm excited and now I'm going to stop writing this, so I can start writing those. Have a great 2023!