Tag Archives: Stories

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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It’s a Bit Drafty in Here.

In writing, you must kill all your darlings.—William Faulkner …and dozens of authors who said something similar about rewriting being the name of the game. Rewriting is my least favorite part of the process.  I love the initial burst of … 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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More Short Shorts.

Okay, just one.  I’m quite fluish today, and need to get to sleep and get up tomorrow and find just the right balance of coffee and cough syrup to get through a long day at work. Please enjoy another installment … 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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Success is Relative

“Success is relative,” said the unsuccessful man. Story a Day sounds like a great idea in every month between July and May.  I don’t count June, because I need a month of recovery and asking myself, “What the fuck was … Continue reading

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Blog Hop 2: Story a Day in May

Another blog hop, this time from Alexis Hunter.  This is a convenient way to keep up with the blog and survive Story a Day. _____________________________ Blog Hop: What are you working on right now? Me: I’m on the fourth day … 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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