Tag: “short stories”
In the pouring rain, across a highway divider in an unknown town, I sit at a red light, listening to the rain thump the car. Gone are the jokes about the cheap hotel room that cut the tension while we toured the tiny downtown where trees squared the block and the rotunda stood tall. I fell in love with the sidewalks so straight, but then we left...
Old Stories Found
After a long hiatus, I submitted a couple of short stories to literary magazines today. I’ve been working on the new website, mulling over what stories I wanted to include. The website will have a “Photo Bio” featuring a sentence about my life that reflects a dominant themes in my work and a representative photo. Click on the...
In an effort to identify an agent who might be interested in an urban fantasy novel I’ve written that features Mother Mary and Jesus, I subscribe to a daily email service from PublishersMarketplace. The email lists the deals of the day: sales of Fiction, Nonfiction, Mystery/Crime, Sci-fi/Fantasy, etc. The sales are described in one sentence....
podiobooks and CDNWL
A New Year’s Resolution that Doesn’t Hurt
New Year’s Resolution: Laugh more Strategy: Get a laugh buddy Your buddy: CDNWL subscription at iTunes CDNWL at iTunes
When a friend sent around a “let’s play” Facebook message about ten books that stuck with you, I made the list off the top of my head. When I finished, I realized on that list I’d included three short story collections. Golden Apples, by Eudora Welty: a collection of interlocking stories set in Morgana, Mississippi, which...
When You’re Killing Time
Tomorrow you might be home hanging out in your pajamas. Click here and read more about me. Or peruse the stories and hear my voice (I’m not the one singing). whichever, enjoy. Remember: You Cain’t Do Nothing with Love
The Unloved Elephant
I have 14 videos on YouTube. 14 stories read aloud. Some stories have had more views than others. Inexplicably, the story with the least views is one that was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. It’s a lovely story. Could you show a little love to “Gift of the Elephant”? Give it a listen? I would appreciate it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTSc2BtbBk8 Remember:...
The Collecting Collection
The collection is collecting. It will soon be released in toto. This means as a complete collection. Not in Kansas. Remember: You Cain’t Do Nothing with Love
Reading in the Rain
I don’t know where you are—based on my blog stats, there’s a good chance you might be in Brazil or New Zealand or Italy or India or Britain—but whatever part of the world you’re in, it might be raining. That steady downpour that makes you hunt a sofa, a blanket, a warm cup of coffee or tea. You need a nap, really, a chance to drop off to...