Why Flash?

For a while now, SmokeLong Quarterly has been running an excellent series titled, “Why Flash?” If you’re a writer of very short fiction, or are interested in becoming one, the first ... Read More


If I remember correctly,  this was the first piece of fiction I had published in print (other than stuff in my high school’s literary magazine). InkPot was published by Beverly Jackson, and was... Read More

Carry on.

I remember, a lot of years ago (28? 29?) being invited by veteran friends to a cookout at the VA Hospital in Chicago. Mark Vadik went, too, if I remember correctly. Maybe one or two other folks from t... Read More


I should write a post about Zoetrope one of these days, but the publication of this piece is a great example of how valuable a site it is for writers. Zoetrope has private offices in addition to its m... Read More


Originally published in Unlikely Stories, back in March 2004, one of three pieces they took of mine that time around (they took a couple more later as well). Pleased to see they’re still alive a... Read More