Short Story Publication I am pleased to share that my short story "New England Gothic" has been published in the September 10, 2021 edition of The Chamber Magazine. How the Story Came to Be Several years ago, I became interested in flash fiction, thinking I could salvage a failed novel that had an episodic structure--too … Continue reading Another Writing First: Horror?
The Publications This is the first time I have had two pieces published in the same issue of a literary magazine--in two different genres! "Creosote Reverie" and "The Strange End of Laura Farnsworth's Marriage" appear in the Fall 2019 edition of Smoky Quartz, put out by the Monadnock Writers' Group. The Back Stories I wrote … Continue reading Publication First: Two-Fer!
. . . to ponder. At this time in my life, I feel a kinship with Robert Frost because both New Hampshire and Vermont claim him as their own. Both states lay equal claim to me as well. I hope you enjoy his meditation on "Fragmentary Blue."
Here in northern New England, we hit the winter doldrums come February. Too many cold days. Too much dirty, pockmarked snow. Too much ice on the driveway. Too much time cooped up inside. The pellet stove has left a fine layer of black soot on all the windowsills, and everybody's sick. Recently, one of the … Continue reading February Doldrums & The Land of Counterpane