Recent Posts - page 3

  • Sitrep – It’s a SNAFU!

    My big writing update this week? Another short story accepted!

  • What to Do with Your Poo – And Other Nomad Questions…

    This year, RV purchases went wild and prices soared astronomically. #VanLife is trending. People are working remote, thinking about their options. It’s the post-COVID normal. But if you’re living and working in the great outdoors like me, the surge of new, inexperienced campers has posed some unique challenges…

  • Writing Update – 2021 The Year of Short Stories

    Picking through the rubble of 2020 has led many to reflect on their current situation, self included. For some, it meant leaving their job. Starting a new career. Exercising more mindfulness. A little quiet contemplation in a (hopefully) more serene environment…

  • Alter Ego

    Jackie asked to dye her hair orange during the summer of seventh grade. Her father stared, mouth half-open, eyes seeing through her for what seemed like a long time. But he finally agreed with a silent nod…

  • Aurora

    An unwitting test subject sheds their skin to become their true self. Meet Aurora, superhuman, Augment, but no hero…

  • Thoughts from a Nomad on Nomadland

    If a person with no understanding of the nomad life walked away from this movie believing the lifestyle was a hellscape, I’d forgive them. There are bad aspects, just as in every human endeavor. But for me, this isn’t some tragic happening…

  • My Words Have Been Published!

    I have another publishing success to report! To get straight to reading my story, “If Alpha Then Omega”, go here: https://www.sciphijournal.org/index.php/2021/06/22/if-alpha-then-omega/

  • Codename: Danger – Full Story!

    Fear soaked Reggie’s shirt. Well, humidity was mostly to blame, but the fear was there. He’d traveled the world on the government’s dime. Of the places he’d been, the humid ones were his least favorite. Remote ones, his second least. This place was both. But the fear was a regular hazard of the job…

  • Fat Man and Little Boy

    Another one from my short story collection, Empty Quiver. The gritty superhero world of Crimson Son is dark here as I continue to critique our notions of heroism and examine the human shortcomings of those we bestow that name upon.

    I often worry my work is misunderstood. That instead of asking people to critique the darker sides of society, they believe I’m celebrating it. Nuance seems to be a thing lost to humanity lately. As always, I’ll let you decide.

  • The ‘Cane Train

    From my short story collection, Empty Quiver, based on my Crimson Son superhero universe. A word of warning – my comic book characters provide little escapism. They are dark products of war and conflict meant to offer a sobering look at ourselves and not a glimpse into a bright-eyed world of heroism. Reader (and listener) discretion is advised…