Pleased to announce that a new story set in Waylon County was published by The Blue Nib today. This is my first short story published outside of the US, and I would like to thank the good folks at The Blue Nib for choosing to publish this piece.
Saturday, April 18, 2020
Many thanks to BULL for publishing "Porkchop," a flash fiction piece set in Yellowstone National Park. Although I actually lived in Yellowstone in the mid-nineties, this is my first published piece that is set there. You can read the story at: http://bullmensfiction.com/fiction/porkchop/
|Lone Star Geyser (circa 1995)|
Sunday, January 19, 2020
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Martina and I took a short, but much needed trip to West Texas. A little time in Caprock Canyon State Park was good for the spirit. While we were there, I found myself fascinated by everything from the tallest red cliff to the tiniest pebble. I loved watching small birds flit through the brush, bison scratch their backs on mesquite trees, and mule deer pause for a drink. I even enjoyed the "buffalo jams" on the road. They reminded me of those golden days when I lived in Yellowstone Park.
|Hiking the Upper Canyon Loop Trail|
|A tiny fern fossil on the trail|
Sunday, November 17, 2019
Yesterday afternoon I had the pleasure to attend the launch event for Panther City Review #4 at Leaves Book and Tea Shop. Several Fort Worth writers, including myself, have been featured in the publication since the inaugural issue, and it has been wonderful to look at the bios and see how much ground everyone has gained in their literary careers over the last four years. Hard work and tenacity are truly rewarded.
Sunday, November 3, 2019
Last week I turned fifty, though I have not yet decided what that milestone really means to me. I still seem to be processing my opinion. At some point, I must stop all of this running and appraise my life once again. Perhaps spending some time in the desert without access to a telephone would do me good. There is something to be said for days spent in quiet reflection, days spent with the wind and the clouds and the sky, with the raw earth beneath one's feet. I know that I am fortunate. That much is sure, but still I need time to reflect, to decrease the velocity of these quickly-passing days if only for a while.
Saturday, September 14, 2019
Many thanks to Red Dirt Forum for including one of my stories in the current volume. I have truly enjoyed reading the work of so many talented Southern writers and feel both honored and blessed to have a story appear in the same publication as a writer I studied in college.