Category Archives: Reading

Empire & Great Jones 100-Word Challenge

Empire & Great Jones 100-Word Challenge.   Empire & Great Jones 100-Word Challenge The challenge is simple: Post a 100-word story or poemTry to hit exactly 100 words!You can post your writing as a comment on the Spark page (link at … Continue reading

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Pearls Before Swine

Years ago, I applied to Rivoli, a four-star restaurant in Albany, California.  Of course, I had delivered my résumé to several restaurants, but I was very interested in this job, as I had eaten there several times, and it was … Continue reading

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I Talk Too Much

I’m back.  I think.  I hope. But during my short sabbatical, I’ve managed to keep busy, writing, reading, and working like a mofo. Also, I finally got around to recording some stories to post for those who want to hear … Continue reading

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Remember When Nothing Happened?

  It’s been a helluva week, so I’m sorry that I haven’t had time to respond to your thoughtful and thorough replies to my question last week.  I did read every one and will get back to you soon.  I … Continue reading

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My Hand to God, That’s How it Happened.

This week, I want to ask you writers and readers about believability. I was recently workshopping a story set here in Mexico, where two cab drivers get in a fist fight and one ends up with a broken nose. They … Continue reading

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The Sequel is Just As Good.

THE MOST IMPORTANT VOLUME of an anthology is not the first, but the second. With the first volume of Spark: A Creative Anthology, we proved we have ambition and desire. Here, in Volume II, we also demonstrate staying power, both of the … Continue reading

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PYU-lit-sur

I’m a little late with the blog this week, as I’ve been focused on subbing out stories.  It’s kind of a grueling process, since I have to get to know the various markets to find the right fit, which means … Continue reading

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Mind your f%&/ing language!

I swear.  I swear like a sailor on leave stumbling out of a bar after striking out with even the hookers.  I can do it in two languages.  I’m quite proud of that fact. However, I’m also aware that it’s … Continue reading

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Spark: A Creative Anthology, Volume I

The inaugural edition of this anthology hit the streets and the interwebz on April 2nd, and it is worth the money.  I don’t say that just because one of my stories is in it.  The poetry and prose is top … Continue reading

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