Thursday, March 24, 2022

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Three flash at Terror House Press!

Nice to come back from a hike and find some of my flash fictions have dropped! Come for the aliens, stay for the zombies! Check them out at Terror House Press:


Friday, March 4, 2022

the laughing heart by Charles Bukowski

the laughing heart

—Charles Bukowski
your life is your life
don’t let it be clubbed into dank submission.
be on the watch.
there are ways out.
there is a light somewhere.
it may not be much light but
it beats the darkness.
be on the watch.
the gods will offer you chances.
know them.
take them.
you can’t beat death but
you can beat death in life, sometimes.
and the more often you learn to do it,
the more light there will be.
your life is your life.
know it while you have it.
you are marvelous
the gods wait to delight
in you.

Thursday, March 3, 2022

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

They Are Few

My short story "They Are Few" now up at A Thin Slice of Anxiety online journal. I'd like to do more stories like this, and it reflects my current political mood. Other editors didn't want to touch this. Thank you Cody!