Wood-Smoke

You know when you are near a creek and you can smell it? Like an oncoming rain through the trees? It was masked by the smoke and I couldn’t hear it either. I was starting to get worried.

Welcome to Ferguson

“WARNING. Ferguson, MO has been closed off to non-residents due to recent violent activity. Anyone attempting to enter must prove residency or will be subject to arrest per Governor Jay Nixon’s orders. No exceptions will be given.”

Like They Always Have

Nevermind that, the children go alone
Kind of like they always have.

The Kentucky Derby is Decadent and Depraved

“Just keep in mind for the next few days that we’re in Louisville, Kentucky. Not London. Not even New York. This is a weird place.”

The Better Book Review – The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

*WARNING, HERE BE SPOILERS SHOULD YOU CHOOSE TO READ THIS WORK*

Into the Cellar

A short story based on “The Spectre Bride” by William Harrison Ainsworth

American Honey

“Well, I’m pretty sure this will get us through the weekend,” I said holding up the bottle of American Honey, marveling at the cold amber color of the liquor, sliding through the huge 1.75 ml bottle…

The Bridge

It was dark atop the bridge. About as dark as it would get on the wrong side of midnight…

Plotting It Out

How do you come up with a good plot?

There Ain’t Gonna Be Any Middle Anymore

He is an incompetent and boorish boob whose stumble into politics is the same as a drunken vagabond coming across a winning lottery ticket…

The Bad Book Review – On The Beach

*WARNING, HERE BE SPOILERS SHOULD YOU CHOOSE TO READ THIS WORK*

Disclaimer

“What the fuck is a ‘conduct violation’?”

Rain

Speak to me in a language I can’t understand…

Show Some Character #2

One thing you’ll find with my writing, and in my humble opinion some of the best fiction writers out there, is little in the way of physical character description…

The Great Dance Song

A story inspired by the cover of Pink Floyd’s A Collection of Great Dance Songs

Powder Plant Poems

Three Times and Never Came Back

Show Some Character

Characters have minds of their own…

Kind of a Nod

“Been trying to do this writing thing…”

Road-Kill

His leg was broken. Destroyed. Shattered in at least two different places and pouring blood onto the ground…

A Well Fit Lesson On Madness

Things don’t seem to move like they used to
slower
like suspended in a viscous honey…

Influences

They say we are all standing on the shoulders of the giants that came before us…

Four Short Poems

The Stars, The Artist, Sled, and Home

Lee at Appomattox

I wonder how Lee felt at Appomattox or Napoleon at Waterloo…