The global pandemic has changed nearly every aspect of our lives. In the world of Arts & Letters, I remain concerned about the small, independent bookshops across our country that face many challenges to begin with. Some, like The Town Book Store in my hometown of Westfield, NJ, are offering online & phone ordering, with curbside pick-up. With so many local libraries shuttered or restricted during the pandemic, please fill your need for new books by buying them at local independent shops, if that’s an option.
I’m hoping that one positive from the rules of social distancing and the cancellation of in-person events will be a great return to Reading as a favored pastime.
To do my part, I’ll be posting FREE FICTION on my website. As the author of short fiction (and very short fiction), I’m happy to share these stories in the hope that they give their readers a few minutes of distraction, if not entertainment, from all the somber news of the day.
Here are a few stories I hope you’ll enjoy. I’d love to hear from you. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- “Fat Francie”
- “Space Case”
- “The Goldfish Tragedy” (from “The Serpent Bearer”)
- “Moon Rocks” (from “Speaking In Tongues”)
- “I Get Wild” (from “Speaking In Tongues”)
NPR PERFORMS “CALL FROM THE CABIN”
Click on the Play button below to listen to how NPR produced an excerpt of my short story “Call From The Cabin.”
To learn how my NPR moment came about, go to the “CALL FROM THE CABIN” tab.
READ the full story on NPR’s website.