Thursday, January 16, 2014

The Milo Review--forthcoming flash fiction



Flash accepted by The Milo Review Spring Edition (online and print).

Editor, Peter Jelen, of Bareback Magazine contacted me with the good news that the editors have selected “Coveted” for their upcoming anthology.

“The Seized” will be published this month (Jan 24th) in Linguistic Erosion.

I have a few works still being considered.

I have included a poem of mine. Weird, maybe. I don't know if it is any good or not. It's not a flowery poem. It's dark and depressing. I imagine there was a young girl, at some point in time, kept up in the cabin of some larger boat, maybe a yacht, fishing boat(Libertas) and some sailor that has his way with her.

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Libertas

“No signs of sun.”
maybe a little sin
Anchors aweigh!
Sailor rubs a sweaty brow
White caps lap, slap, the sides
of Libertas.

Ungodly tides

In the cabin below--
an indecent gleam;
a lavish teak;
a girl -ashen, meek,
swoons in silent rush.
Foghorn balks.
Seagull squawks,
lands on deck in gentle hush.

After shots of JD,
Blue tuna peppered, flayed,
he descends.
Girl. Sweet.
Arms flailing
Legs splayed--
for the impaling.

Friday, January 3, 2014

PHOBIA Accepted by Apocrypha and Abstractions



My year has begun with good news: Heard from Cheryl Anne Gardner, author and editor. Found a perfect home for "Phobia" in Apocrypha and Abstractions-- I'm pleased, once again.

I have a few others out that I hope will not remain displaced--one in particular is "Pearl" and "Shroud for Gretta". Another is a longer piece "Sins of Elliot" which is part of bigger work--dystopian. But with my new publication "Phobia" I have a new idea brewing. I need to get off the fence, decide. I know these shorter pieces are making me procrastinate. But maybe, that's the thing with writing, in the process, I will find a better route.

Speaking of indecisiveness, I'm torn about which blog to use. I feel most comfortable with my old friend, BlogSpot. so I'm sort of returning here, in a sort of ambiguous fashion.

Enjoy, share, and comment (thanks!)

Happy New Year!