END OF SUMMER 2020
Pandemic Update: I’ve added two short stories from my Manhattan relationships collection: “Fat Francie” and “Space Case.” Unlike my other tales, everyone survives — one way or the other.
As always, my thanks to James Crowley for patiently editing my works.
The global pandemic is changing nearly every aspect of our lives. In the world of Arts & Letters, I’m especially 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 new rules of social distancing and the cancellation of in-person events and so many sports 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.