Since reading some Raymond Carver, I’ve worked with the idea that short fiction doesn’t have to be a mini-novel. It can be a scene. It’s given me the confidence to do knock some short stories out. I’m working on one now that’s going to be for submission to one of the magazines Author Publish keeps … More When Stories Balloon
One of the difficulties of approaching art of any kind is learning to drop your prejudices when encountering it. This is true regardless of what class of art you’re talking about. It’s very easy to dismiss something you haven’t read as without value, because if it had value, you’d have already appreciated it, right? … More Of Conan and Carver
This is actually old content, a short story I burped out one cold dark afternoon and self-published in a notebook-collection called World’s Apart (by which I mean, I had the damn things printed at Kinko’s. This was before I had ever heard of Createspace). Since I started a new collection on Medium, I was scouring my … More Yet More New Content: In Winter.
Winter’s Blossom, posted on Medium. Thanks to Jason Yi for accepting it to his Dark Matter collection.