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Revised edition of LOOMPALAND is now available. Better cover, a few revisions and corrections. New cover is much more representative of the contents.

Available now on Amazon or wherever obscure works are peddled.

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Recent short stories/publications

(full list is here)

My Bologna Has a First Name (Daily Science Fiction, March 2017

To Comfort the Headless Child (Flash Fiction Online, March 2017)

The Voyage of the Texarkana (Cafe Irreal, Feb 2017)

In Zarbok’s Kitchen (Cosmic Roots & Eldritch Shores, Feb. 2017) (subscription required).

The Water Tastes Like Centipedes & The World’s About to End (White Knuckle Press, December 2016).

Sky Widows (Perihelion SF, December 2016)

Last Day of the Universe (Daily Science Fiction, September 2016)

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Latest activity – March 2017

  • Shortlisted at Clarkesworld  and another possible acceptance at Daily Science Fiction. We’ll see — getting into Clarkesworld is like jumping off the roof and landing on a passing unicorn.
  • Review of To Comfort the Headless Child  has appeared in Quick Sips. They like my story so I will point you to it.
  • New edition of Loompaland will be ready as soon as I make up my mind and hit “approve.”
  • Sitting on a bunch of submittable material; have been distracted and lazy due to life upheavals.

Stories forthcoming in…

Update 2-15-17: Stories are live at Cafe Irreal and Cosmic Roots. The latter’s behind a paywall.

Signed contracts for stories in these publications. You never know exactly when they’ll appear. Some have a pretty long lead time; I think I’ve waited 6 months on DSF.

  • Cafe Irreal
  • Cosmic Roots & Eldritch Shores
  • Daily Science Fiction
  • Flash Fiction Online

It’s a lot of “hanging fire” though. Would be nice to see a February 1 barrage.

Production Report

I feel like I’ve been too busy to get anything done, but actually there are quite a few works about to debut:

  • New stories forthcoming in Perihelion and Flash Fiction Online.
  • Book of creepy prose poems coming in December from White Knuckle Press.
  • HOW THE GLURK STOLE XMAS — the BEEFUS Xmas Special 2016 will be broadcast LIVE on WORT 89.9 FM, Madison WI. at 8 PM Thursday December 15th. Tune in as we utterly ruin Dr. Seuss with an original script, 10 brand-new original songs, voice acting, sound FX and more.

Also I’m working on too many novels at once (two is one too many).

Welcome to the Universe

The dead don’t return on Halloween. The dead have never left.

Do not think of the dead as inhabiting some dim afterworld.

We living beings are the outliers. We are a tiny minority. The dead outnumber us by billions. It is we who dwell in a dim antechamber to nonexistence. We are the ones temporarily stuck in a pocket universe of sentience.

The dead aren’t aware of us. We think they are but they’re not. We so desperately want them to acknowledge us. I am a writer, just like Shakespeare! I am a singer just like John Lennon! I am a revolutionary like Marx, a philosopher like Plato.

Who are you, again? The dead know you not. They don’t care what you do.

Yet we, the fleshy ghosts, we rattle our chains and howl, and hope for a response. We haunt the dead, or we attempt to. And the wind blows over the graves, and no answer ever comes out of them.

They aren’t scared of us one bit.

 

 

My first novel, now pushing 20 years old. Postmodern fantasy epic, in which chunks of entirely different fictions, including hardboiled detective stories, comic-strip narratives, recipes, encyclopedia entries, and nonsensical literary criticism come together to form a deranged fantasy universe. Soldiers, uncles, moon-men, one-legged giraffes, soft-boiled detectives, hake of inferior spawn, and the end of the world conspire to prevent Kakoskolos, the saucer-boy, from restoring Xorp to the world.

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