It’s not that hard to just do nothing — and enjoy it

Even though I am what is called “retired,” my life often reflects a frenetic quality. Not yesterday. On Monday, April 12, 2021 — a day that shall go down in … well, not infamy, but perhaps novelty? — I did pretty much nothing. I sat on my ass and worked on writing projects with my laptop computer. From the minute I got up, made coffee, fed myself a warmed-over blue corn donut from Whoo’s here in Santa Fe (where my […]

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Free fiction for anyone who visits this …

blog post. That’s right, if you’re tired of paying for books and magazines, just follow this link to my most recent online publication, a short story titled “Defending the Home Front.” It appears in the most recent edition of Bending Genres magazine. Thanks to editor Robert Vaughan and fiction editor Meg Tuite for recognizing genius when they see it. The story is a whacky take on how local political disputes can lead to over-the-top escalations of response and reprisal. Have […]

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Lovely to have a day to myself at Flash Fiction Magazine

Thanks to the team at Flash Fiction Magazine for the digital hug for my flashy absurdity, “Alone with Her Needs.” 

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Thank you to Montana Mouthful for sharing “Sofa 4 Free”

Thanks to Jasmine, Holly and Cari for including my work in their most recent release, thematically titled ‘Out of This World.’ It is.

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Yet another story has escaped the penitentiary of my hard drive

Thanks to editor Sheldon Lee Compton for sharing my story “Lost and Found” at his online literary site, Revolution John, this second-to-last day of 2020. Like all of my work, like all of any writer’s work, it begins as a spore that takes root in our brain and pushes out tendrils until it starts eating up consciousness and time and energy poured through fingers into a keyboard. Eventually, it is born. Without further nurture or a parole hearing, it will […]

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Responding to a response to a response to a letter sent to the world

I’m not much of a social media person. I like direct contact, which is why I will fire off an e-mail note to someone whose work or other actions has been particularly impressive. I believe in saying “thanks.” When I recently read a letter to the editor in The New Yorker, I enjoyed the sentiments and felt a parallel with my own experience. So I looked up the writer, and found a web page (so old-school, right?), and (egads!) contact […]

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July 2021