Wednesday, December 23, 2009


Find this story at American Polymath.

Sunday, December 20, 2009


Apollo's Lyre has published this story. A little flash fiction piece.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

My Friend Richie, He's a Robot

Here's another sci-fi story. Kind of old school, I guess.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Vehicle Chapbook

A couple months ago, I discoverd I won the chapbook contest for Eastern Illinois University's literary magazine The Vehicle. Got my copy today, and it's pretty sweet.

Monday, November 30, 2009

The Girl Down Front

A story I originally wrote in high school, about a girl who sat a few rows before me who always seemed to have her back turned. Obviously, this version is extensively re-written; no one should have to read anything I wrote in high school, except maybe terrorists.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

A Hard Place to Die

My first story accepted to a print publication. You can order it (or at least look at the cover of the magazine) here.

The Call

This was my very first story accepted; thanks to The Absent Willow Review for letting me know that someone out there wants to read my work. (And, consequently, if you think this blog is a pretentious exercise is self-promotion, you can blame them, too.)

The Bee and the Urinal

This story was inspired by, you guessed it, seeing a bee on a urinal. I know, who would've thought?

Alien Life on Planet Earth

I'm not much of a science fiction guy, but I write sci-fi stories every now and then for two reasons: 1) the ideas come to me and I can't get them out of my head; and 2) science fiction is a great way to express some social commentary, while simultaneously creating an imaginative and interesting piece of fiction. Thanks to Static Movement for being the first to publish a sci-fi story by yours truly.

The Guitar Man

I wrote this one after listening to a bunch of Robert Johnson tunes. It's about as close to a grizzled old blues singer as a white boy from Illinois can get.

We Are All Eaters of Souls

I'm not much of a poet, but I write poems every now and then. Thanks to Infinite Windows for giving this and another poem a shot (to be linked when it's published).

A Body in the Grass

Hey, look, I wrote a happy story! Published in JuiceBox: A Journal of the Ordinary.

In the Pines

One of my "literary westerns" (how pretentious a phrase is that!) featuring Horace and Wilcox. Check it out at SUSS: Another Literary Journal here.

The Kindness of Strangers

A twisted little piece that found it's home, appropriately enough, at Sex and Murder Magazine. Check it out here.

Dry Spell

Here is a link to my first published story, "Dry Spell." Thanks to everyone at Eastown Fiction for giving it a chance.
I formed this blog because I figured, as a writer who's actually get published on occasion, I should have a website. I am not much of a blogger, so don't expect this to become a constantly-updated page filled with insightful witticisms about my views on life, love, and the pursuit of debauchery. My intent is simply to have a page where anyone who cares (even if it's just me) can keep track of my work. And maybe I'll learn to love this; you never know. If I learned to love Chinese food, surely I can love blogging, as well.