Sunday, December 22, 2013

The Prompt Issue 3

Take out the third issue of the greatest literary journal on the whole wide web: The Prompt Literary Magazine!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Saturday, November 2, 2013


Another one of my "dog" stories.  This one appears in The Lightkeeper.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Six Crows

I originally wrote this story when I was twelve; I rewrote it as a senior in college, and that's pretty much the version you'll find here, in the Daylight Dims Anthology, courtesy of Stealth Press.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Jessi, I remember

This poem, inspired by Warren Zevon, appears in the Fall 2013 issue of the Edison Literary Review.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Black Blizzard

This novelette is available thanks to the fine people at Twenty Or Less Press, especially Michele Jensen, who worked closely with me on it.  You can find it here.    Have a Kindle?  Check it out here.  On Smashwords.  And if you have a Nook (you hold out you), look for it soon.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

The Spider

This story, inspired by a terrifying large spider I saw on a walk in the woods one day, appears in the Winer 2012 issue of Blue Earth Review.  Seriously, we aren't supposed to have spiders that big in Illinois.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

On A Day Like Today

You can find this flash piece one in Running Out of Ink.

Monday, August 5, 2013


This little story can be found in Volume 3, Issue 3 of RiverLit.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Better Than Bad

This pulp noir story found the perfect Big Pulp!  Check it out.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Blocking the Plate

A recent love of mine is baseball.  I can't help stopping and watching whatever game is on.  So I guess it was inevitable that I used the sport to jumpstart my writing.  Adding in some noir certainly helped.  The story appears in the summer 2013 issue of The Germ.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

No One Smokes Anymore

Here's a little story, in the first issue of the Em Dash Literary Magazine.

Monday, June 3, 2013

The Crowing Sun

This Midwestern poem appears in Creepy Gnome Magazine #3: The "Last" Issue.

Monday, May 20, 2013


This retro-ish sci-fi story was inspired by my two-month long plunge into The Twilight Zone, wherein I watched the entire original series. This, along with a newfound respect for Rod Serling (well, a more improved respect), was one of many results. You can find it in Fever Dreams E-Zine #2.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

A Thump Over the Head with Sampson's Jawbone

This quirky little oddball appears in Rind Literary Magazine #3.

Thursday, May 2, 2013


This little short, loosely inspired by a true story, appears in The Circle Review #2.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

What Do You Say When There Is No Word For Love?

This little story appears in the first issue of Looseleaf Tea.

Monday, April 1, 2013

An Interview

I got myself interviewed by the good ol' folks over at PLN 30. But seriously, they're awesome, and you should check out the blog.

Monday, March 25, 2013

The Creeping

Thanks to editor Jeanie Rector for working with me on this Y.A. horror story. It's already appeared in print, but you can find it online in the April 2013 issue of The Horror Zine.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

We Are the Rebuilders

This flash piece can be found on page 3 of the Spring 2013 Issue of Viral Cat.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

The Call

This sci-fi story, my first to be accepted a few years ago, has been republished in Hogglepot.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Seminar and Death Beneath a Trestle

These two poems have been published in The Faircloth Review. The first was written during a class I took; the second was inspired by a local bridge.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Feeding Frenzy

Another story about sharks. What can I say? "Jaws" scares the crap out of me. Check the story out here, in WhiskeyPaper.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013


You can find this offbeat piece in Grasslimb Journal.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Every Dead Man in His Place

This story has been re-tweaked and republished in Pulp Spirit.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

The Hunting of Man

This story appears in Marathon Lit Review.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

No Ordinary Murder

This little piece aptly appears in Left Hand of the Father.

Sunnydale Drive

This story, inspired by a local road, appears in Kzine #5.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

The Prompt Literary Magazine #2

Here is the second great issue of that lit about whom I am completely and totally unbiased. That being said, The Prompt Literary Magazine may be the best lit mag out there right now. So, you know, read it. Here.

Friday, January 11, 2013

The Creeping

This Y.A. horror story appears in the Spring 2013 issue of The Horror Zine. Thanks to editor Jeani Rector for all of her suggestions; she truly helped take this story to a whole new dimension (not to mention a much higher word count).

Saturday, January 5, 2013

The Flat Country

This old Horace & Wilcox story was originally published in Rivets, which is sadly defunct. You can find it republished in the Autumn-Winter 2012 issue of River Poets Journal.

Thursday, January 3, 2013


This story is inspired by some great childhood memories. You can find it in Apeiron Review #2.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

That Being That

This story can be found in The Sim Review.

Eleven Months

This little noir-ish piece appears, aptly enough, in PLOTS WITH GUNS.