New publication

Here I am on vacation, with the full intent to take a break from the Internet and relax for a bit. Sure, I’m checking email, just in case something important comes up, but otherwise, I’m unplugging. And today — my first real day off — I get an email with news of a new publication!Continue reading “New publication”

A Writer’s Notebook: prompts from a writing group

I belong to a super-secret writing group online (for real — don’t bother looking, you won’t find us), and lately I’ve been working on little exercises with them. These are some of the things I’ve done. She was shopping for her own engagement ring in a mall kiosk. I told her I wouldn’t make herContinue reading “A Writer’s Notebook: prompts from a writing group”

New publication(s)

Some publications news: I have two new stories in the March issue of Red Fez, “Still Alive” and “Dream with Enough Conviction.” You might recognize “Dream with Enough Conviction”: an earlier draft of it appeared here about ten months ago, as a Writer’s Notebook entry on music and fiction. And you might recognize Red Fez,Continue reading “New publication(s)”

New fiction from Ryan Werner

Ryan Werner’s online fiction project, Our Band Could Be Your Lit, is back in action with a beautiful new piece of flash fiction, “Back and to the Left,” based on Pearl Jam’s “Brain of J.” And it is one of the best stories I’ve read in a while. In his blog project, Ryan has vowedContinue reading “New fiction from Ryan Werner”