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Flash Fiction Piece in Orion Headless

My flash fiction piece “Ethnic Profiling” appeared in Orion Headless today. The genesis for this flash fiction piece goes back to the summer of 1980 when I was a student at Southern Illinois University. There was a falafel place on the strip I went to a couple of times that summer, my first semester at […]

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Poem Published in The Camel Saloon

My poem, “Puddle Jumpers” was published in The Camel Saloon today. The genesis for this poem was a challenge to write a poem about one’s childhood. I thought about when I was growing up in Oglesby, Illinois back in the late 60s and walking to Washington Grade School. I never owned a yellow raincoat but […]

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Flash Fiction Story Published in Stirfry Literary Magazine

My flash fiction piece, “As Long as I Have my Cokes and Smokes” was published in the debut issue of Stirfry Literary Magazine. The genesis for this story started with the title, spoken word for word by a woman, an expat from the States on the Number 9 bus in Hamamatsu, Japan in 1989. It […]

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It all started with Archie Comics

When people ask me how I became interested in writing or what was my first publishing credit, I tell them Archie Comics. That’s right, it was Archie Comics and an Archie Fan Club letter that got me started down the literary path. It probably wasn’t how I first became interested in writing because I had […]

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