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short story  // Posts tagged as "short story"

Feb 08 2012 Posted by in news, other voices, writing | 2 comments

Noir at the Bar

Sorry I’ve been slow with updates around here lately, but I assure you that things have indeed been cooking behind the scenes, and there’ll be a deluge of posts between now and summertime about all kinds of happenings, both of the fiction-al and sonic varietals. First up is this event at the end of the […]


Nov 17 2011 Posted by in news, other voices, writing | Comments Off on LA1K


My short story “Fry Girl” (my personal favorite of those I’ve written) appears in …In Search of a City: Los Angeles in 1,000 Words, the first fiction collection from ThunderDome Press, now available in full-color paperback at (where you can find instructions for a discount code) as well as through Amazon. Be sure to […]


Sep 25 2011 Posted by in writing | Comments Off on Microfiction


I’ve added a new section to the site for microfiction. Also known as very short stories (posted to my Twitter feed as #vss or sometimes #storystarters) or hint fiction, these are usually meant to suggest a story to the reader rather than actually tell one. It’s an interactive experience where the reader can’t help filling […]


Jul 31 2011 Posted by in news, writing | Comments Off on Booked interview

Booked interview

Robb Olson and Livius Nedin from Booked were kind enough to invite me to take part in their author interview podcast series today. In fact, their last couple of weeks’ episodes have been devoted to the Warmed and Bound Sessions, speaking to my fellow contributors in this killer anthology. We talk about my story “Headshot,” […]


Jul 22 2011 Posted by in multimedia, music, other voices, writing | 1 comment

Book Trailer (Warmed and Bound)

To coincide with today’s release of Warmed and Bound: A Velvet Anthology, I created this promo. It’s composed of imagery inspired by stories in the collection, including original music from me. The intent is to evoke a feeling, a mood—ominous, violent, and redemptive—rather than paint specific settings or characterizations. Multi-plane animation (a.k.a. “2.5-D”) was used […]


Jun 28 2011 Posted by in news, other voices, writing | Comments Off on Warmed and Bound

Warmed and Bound

My story “Headshot” will be featured in Warmed and Bound: A Velvet Anthology, available July 22 in paperback and e-book from your favorite online bookseller. This project has been a labor of love, born out of a reading/writing community called The Velvet (where I’m a moderator), who are united by their love of dark, visceral […]


Jun 24 2011 Posted by in writing | Comments Off on Icebergs in Your Shorts

Icebergs in Your Shorts

I’ve been reading a lot of short story collections this year, and they always take me so much longer to get through than novels. Which I’m certain mirrors their authors’ own experiences creating them. It can be exhausting reading more than one story per sitting, even if it’s just ten pages. Creative writing instructors often […]


Mar 28 2008 Posted by in news, writing | Comments Off on -Esque


My short story -Esque is featured in Two Guys Enter a Bar. One Leaves, the premiere issue of the Colored Chalk lit zine (and theme for all stories this month). You’re also encouraged to plaster your own ‘hood with paper copies, guerrilla style, by downloading the printer-ready PDF. Many thanks to editor Caleb Ross and […]