I took this photo in the Mojave Desert, and used it for for my story, The Mojave Cycle. Thanks to Mojave He[art] Review for including it in their latest issue.
The desert finds a fun way to feed itself with the use of the Hawaiian Motel. I hope you read and enjoy.
“…Try hitchhiking, muddy and naked? Nothing sounded reasonable; he felt thrown into an open-aired invisible cage with no way out. Exhausted, Caleb decided to go back to the Hawaiian to rest and think of his next move.”
Thanks to Spelk for publishing my latest short piece, Rebirth! Took a break from crime writing and went back to anthropomorphic surrealism. I hope you enjoy.
“The woods and oceans rattled their swords in a jagged dance toward oblivion…”
Thanks to Close to the Bone for publishing my latest short piece Crossing the Queen “Cigarette smoke curled around Veronica’s right wrist like a translucent gray handcuff. She uncrossed her black-stockinged legs, stood up, and dropped ash into the blood that pooled around Allen’s head.”
Crossing the Queen is heavily influenced by film noir, as are many of my stories, but Veronica and Allen are named after Veronica Lake and Alan Ladd of This Gun for Hire, The Blue Dahlia-written by Raymond Chandler, and The Glass Key. I do imagine the two characters looking like them. I hope you enjoy!
Thanks to Mystery Tribune for publishing my latest piece found here: The Fallout
“The parking lot of Jackie’s bar unfurled like the Serengeti plains. I channeled Mandela the lion, and with a focused rage, set my double vision above the Ford Fiesta’s steering wheel…”
Thanks to Shotgun Honey for publishing my latest noir piece, The Buttered Pig
Thanks to Visitant for publishing my latest piece! via Caged
Thanks to Close to the Bone for publishing my latest noir piece: Stella and the Turnaround Intoxicated with the promise of a large score, Leo’s gait was now steadied by the swollen bankroll in his pocket. As he passed the Hotel Cadillac…
Thanks to Akashic Books for publishing my short story Birds of Prey
Here’s a photo of a Red-tailed Hawk I took to celebrate a bird of prey.
I wrote a flash fiction piece about a master card cheat that slips up, and pays for it. Thanks to Pulp Metal Magazine for taking it on. I have a couple companion pieces that I hope to share in the near future, but for now, My Blue Mistake Thanks for reading!
Thanks to The Next Best Book Blog for having me read a couple of letters from my book, Migration. Have a listen!