“What Old December’s Bareness Everywhere!” or “Don’t Call It a Comeback!”

“We cannot but obey the powers above us. Could I rage and roar as doth the sea She lies in, yet the end must be as ’tis.” –Shakespeare, Pericles I haven’t posted in a month and a half. Truth be told, that update was simply a scene I cut from my short story “Amorous Birds … More “What Old December’s Bareness Everywhere!” or “Don’t Call It a Comeback!”

“Thinking Only Autumn Thoughts”: Good-Bye, Summer

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” –Albert Camus Tomorrow is the equinox, the first day of fall. Far and away, it’s my favorite season. It contains such monumental moments as football season, Halloween, and–most importantly–my birthday. Of course, one of those is already in full swing, and the others are … More “Thinking Only Autumn Thoughts”: Good-Bye, Summer

Dunking Youths: “Baptized in Dirty Water” Free Promotion

Time for more shameless self promotion. In advance of the September 25th release of my newest short story, “Amorous Birds of Prey,” I’m making its predecessor, “Baptized in Dirty Water,” available on Amazon Kindle for free. It’s a Southern Gothic piece that follows five boys across a small bayou town as their make their way … More Dunking Youths: “Baptized in Dirty Water” Free Promotion

We Hate Harvey

My new short story went live yesterday, and, per usual, I’m doing the mandatory promotional essay. This one, however, will be different. No attempt at a pithy title or clever introduction, no jokes, no ironic, self-aware peppering a post with links for  purchase as I did last time. Hard to attempt funny when our nation’s fourth-largest … More We Hate Harvey