New Story – Everyday Augury – Little Rose Magazine

Gregorio Tafoya, editor of Little Rose Magazine, read my story in Hobart (Hari Kari) and dug it enough that he invited me to contribute something to his site. I’m very thankful for the opportunity to share my story, Everyday Augury. I found plenty of interesting reads on Little Rose, so check them out.

Everyday Augury takes place in Wal-Mart and involves soothsaying. Hope you dig it.

You can read it here at Little Rose Magazine.

Book Review – Survival House by Wendell Mayo

A couple months ago, I reviewed Wendell Mayo’s new short fiction collection, Survival House, for Heavy Feather Review. Sadly, shortly after the review came out, Wendell passed away. He was the head of the Creative Writing program as Bowling Green State University and a great writer. I’m glad I had the chance to get to know him and his work. Survival House is a collection of satirical stories about our nuclear age. Definitely worth checking out.

You can read the review here on Heavy Feather Review.

You can pick up Survival House here.

I’ll have more book reviews with Heavy Feather in the near future, as well as a review with Rain Taxi.

New Story – Swamp Yankee – Worcester Review

I remember reading The Worcester Review in Tatnuck Booksellers in the mid-nineties as an undergrad at Assumption College and thinking it would be cool to see words I wrote in print. It only took me twenty years, but my story, Swamp Yankee, is in volume 39 of The Worcester Review. It’s a story about a man defending his herd of alpacas from a mysterious predator while a ghost stalks him from the underbrush of his memory. It takes place in Worcester County and it feels good to publish it back home.

You can get a copy here.

New Story – Ponderosa – Manifest West: Transitions and Transformations

Transitions and Transformations

Manifest West: Transitions and Transformations is the Fall 2018 installment in this series from Western Press Books. I’m happy to say that my story, Ponderosa, is featured among so many other great stories. As a wanderer named Phillip and his dog Osa explore a Ponderosa pine forest on Arizona’s Mogollon Rim, the lines between Phillip’s interior and exterior worlds are blurred. I learned a lot about pine forest ecology while writing it.

This edition also includes a story from my good friend, Lisa Levine, as well as Arizona poets Mark Haunschild and Cynthia Hogue.

You can find it on Amazon or here via Western Press.