Friday, December 30, 2011

Monday, December 19, 2011

A Sane Man

You can check out this story in the 2012 issue of Jelly Bucket.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

What's Left Behind

Another Horace and Wilcox story, appearing in the Fall 2011 issue of Verdad.

Monday, December 12, 2011

What Kind of Lie Do You Tell?

This story, with an abbreviated title for some reason, appears in the second issue of Crack the Spine.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Big Ugly Punch

This short piece appears in Necessary Fiction. Thanks to Steve Himmer for his helpful advice/critique.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Will the Winter Never End?

This flash piece appears in the December 2011 issue of Foliate Oak.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Mary Lynn

This story appears in the December 2011 edition of Tuck Magazine.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

A Hard Way To Die

This story originally appeared in "Fissure" (now defunct, unfortunately). It's been republished here in "Liquid Imagination, Issue 11," with a fantastic narration by Bob Eccles, and some badass artwork.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Moondial

This poem appears in the November 2011 poetry edition of Red Ochre Lit.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The Nursery

This flash piece appears in Red Lightbulbs.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Raising the Drowned

This story, inspired by H. P. Lovecraft and the great speculative writers of old, appears in the fall 2011 edition of Kaleidotrope.

Worm

This story appears in The Ear Hustler's Halloween mini-issue.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Recession

In my opinion, this little ditty is the darkest thing I've written. You can find it in the October 2011 edition of "Curbside Quotidian."

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Polly Wants a Bullet

This was the first noir story I wrote. It's finally been published in Issue 5 of Needle: A Magazine of Noir.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Saturday

This story, originally published in American Polymath, has been reprinted in Midwestern Gothic, Issue 3.

Deserters

This little piece originally appeared in "The Legendary;" it's been reprinted in the Sept-Oct. 2011 print edition of "Instigatorzine."

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Firestorm

This flash piece appears in the fall issue of Sleet Magazine.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Love in the Trenches

This is how I do love stories. You can find it in First Stop Fiction.

Monday, September 19, 2011

The Prompt Literary Magazine

Here's a new kid on the block: The Prompt Literary Magazine. It accepts writing based on various prompts (no kidding). The journal was founded by some great people, and its readers include even more great people (ahem...yours truly, perhaps). So check it out. I dare you.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The Other Side of the Sky

This story appears in Issue 11 of Litter Box Magazine, which unfortunately appears to be the journal's final issue. Too many good journals falling by the wayside.

Neighbors

You can find this story in Uptown Mosaic Magazine.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Don't Wake Me When You Leave

This story, originally published in "Maverick Magazine," has been republished here in the Summer 2011 issue of Loch Raven Review.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Something in the Barn

This horror story can be found in Roar & Thunder.

A Snap Decision

This little story can be found in the "We All Fall Down" themed issue of Halfway Down the Stairs.

The Bleeding Walls

This horror story, inspired by "The Twilight Zone" and Richard Matheson, originally appeared in The DF_Underground (now sadly defunct). It's been reprinted here in The Piker Press.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

The Toad Rebellion

This story can be found in the September 2011 edition of Bluestem Magazine, currently run by (incredible, talented, motivated, driven, etc.) professors at my alma mater, Eastern Illinois University.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Soldiers

This little oddity, inspired by a dream I had, was originally published in "The Delinquent" in print. It now appears online here in "Red Fez."

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Gravel

You can find this story in Prole, Issue 5.

Friday, July 15, 2011

These Days

You can find this story in the Santa Fe Writer's Project Journal.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The Tail

Here's a story in the July 2011 issue of Front Porch Review.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

A Fragile Dawn

Another Horace and Wilcox story, published here in The Monarch Review.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

A Winter Colder

This Wilcox and Horace story originally appeared in "Wanderings." It's been reprinted in 5923 Quarterly. You can find it here.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

For Sale

This macabre little piece, inspired by the work of Bentley Little, can be found in Pink Eye Lemonade.

Friday, June 3, 2011

From "The Road to Wigan Pier"

The modern English literary world, at any rate the highbrow section of it, is a sort of poisonous jungle where only weeds can flourish. It is just possible to be a literary gent and to keep your decency if you are a definitely popular writer--a writer of detective stories, for instance; but to be a highbrow, with a footing in the snootier magazines, means delivering yourself over to horrible campaigns of wire-pulling and backstairs-crawling. In the highbrow world you "get on," if you "get on" at all, not so much by your literary ability as by being the life and soul of cocktail parties and kissing the bums of verminous little lions.

-George Orwell, 1937

Anniversary

This flash fiction piece originally appeared in "Apollo's Lyre." It's been reprinted in Sparkbright #6. You can order a copy and read about the contributors here.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

The Pretty Ones Yet Always Die

An oldie of mine, available for the first time here in the inaugural issue of Brain Soup Magazine.

The Elder Gods of Richmond Street

Here's a quirky tale published in Niteblade #16, available here.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

A Small Room At a Hot Time of the Morning

My first audio publication, with a wonderful narration by Bob Eccles. Available here, in Issue 9 of "Liquid Imagination."

Monday, May 23, 2011

Graduation

I officially have my Master's degree. Literary Studies with Creative Writing. Hooray.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Deserters

Here's a little satiric piece, published in the April 2011 edition of The Legendary.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Everybody Loves to Cha Cha Cha

Here's a story published in the Spring 2011 edition of Bare Root Review.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Sally Went to the Well

A suspenseful little story published in Whistling Shade. If you're in the Minneapolis area, you can find a hard copy (for free!) around town. Otherwise, you can read it online here.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

The Historian

Check out this sci-fi story, inspired by a month and a half of watching the entire "Twilight Zone" series, published in Freedom Fiction.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The Cat Wrangler

Check out this story in the first issue of Red Lightbulbs.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Scarecrow Sally on a Saturday Night

This poem is published in the 2011 edition of Inscape, published by Washburn University. You can learn more about the journal and order a copy here.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Hodge

This story, originally published in The Moon: The Publication for Writing and Art, can now be found in the first issue of Midwestern Gothic. Order a copy here.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Stevie and the Toad

Here's an oddball story published in Stanley the Whale.

Friday, April 1, 2011

"The Beginning of Sorrows," "Pull," and "Blood Moon"

Check out these three horror poems in Death Head Grin #22.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Shut Down Strangers

Here's a short story published in Microliterature.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Hobo Jinn

Here's a quirky little story published in Used Gravitrons, Issue 4.

Monday, March 14, 2011

La Piedra

Another Horace and Wilcox story, published in Issue 6 of the Ampersand Review. You can order a copy and read selections from the issue here.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Tributaries

Here's a story published in The Smoking Poet.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Janice's Sister

Check out this story at Frostwriting.

Friday, February 11, 2011

It's All the Same, It Makes No Difference

Check out this story over at Bartleby Snopes.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

The Kindness of Strangers

This story is being reprinted in Sex and Murder Magazine's print anthology, "Gospels of Blood, Psalms of Despair." Check it out here.

Friday, February 4, 2011

30 Seconds Before the Explosion

Check out this short piece, which started as a workshop experiment, in Red Ochre Lit.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Breakfast

Here's a story, inspired by watching a bit too much "Twin Peaks," published in Issue 2, Volume 1 of Hulltown 360 Literary Journal.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Stony Creek

A little short story published here in "Full of Crow."