"The Paper Bag Princess" at Cease, Cows

It’s been a while since ManArchy Magazine faded away into the depths of the Internet. Since then, nobody has been able to read what is probably my most “well-received” story (in terms of response, that is). Until now. Fellow writer H. L. Nelson recently solicited it as a reprint over at her online magazine, Cease, Cows and I was more than pleased to give it a brand new home. If...

It’s Totally Legit

It’s sort of weird to talk about this because it’s the sort of thing I used to fantasize about since I first got the whole handle on what “being a writer” really meant. You know, after all the nights spent writing drunk in front of the computer and all those days working endless retail jobs and all those awkward moments trying to explain to friends and acquaintances that I’m like,...

Shock Totem Reviews 'The New Black'

John Borden of the great literary horror magazine, Shock Totem, has given THE NEW BLACK (which features a reprint of my story, “Blue Hawaii”) a great first review. Here’s a little of what he had to say: “The New Black is a great collection of incredibly unique fiction. I honestly liked every story in here, and I usually don?t say that about an anthology. It was also nice to encounter...

And So Continues the Tradition of Late Updates…

I was gonna make a New Year’s post but that didn’t happen. Yesterday I was gonna make a post about turning 27 but then I had to clean the house before all my party guests came over and, well, that didn’t happen either. It’s okay, though, because I never really made any resolutions about making more periodic updates on my website. All I wanted was to stop drinking on weeknights,...

You'll Never Get with the Cool People

Lately I’ve been sending my stories to the higher and more prestigious “literary” magazines. Seriously, it’s no fun and very unrewarding, for the wait times are long and the responses are 100% form rejection letters. No joke. Here’s the latest: Dear Po-Ass Writer, We regret that we are unable to publish “Shittastic Story You Worked So Hard NOT to Put A Sex Scene In”. Thank you for giving us the...

Seriously, Fuck November

It’s probably just the whole daylight savings curse of darkness, but November always beats the shit out of me. Like seriously destroys the caving walls that hold my soul together. It’s probably just because I’m a retail worker facing the impending doom of a first world capitalist Christmas, but November is basically that time of year where my sanity tries to hibernate from the threat of imploding on itself. It’s...

You Should Probably Be Doing Something Else

I’ve been working on the same story for what seems like decades, but has probably only been about a month or so. There are times when writing really does feel like work and I persecute myself for not getting things done. Then there are nights like this when I feel like I’m still in college, neglecting to work on that one project and instead wasting time with Internet and alcohol....

The End of Summer and The New Black

I fell asleep at 7:30 and woke up to the sound of thunder and the realization that it was only 9:00 and I should be making the most of my night when I have tomorrow off. It’s raining now, which does cool the air but also keeps the hot humidity that’s been festering in this house at an all time high. The end of summer is always a good thing....

"College Glaciers" at Punchnel's

I never claimed to not be shit at keeping my updates recent. I’m rather “fashionably late” at updating, like most sub-par bloggers. So technically I shouldn’t be apologizing, really. Nevertheless, I’ve got a new story live at Punchnel’s magazine called “College Glaciers” that was half-inspired by my one and half years at university, and half-inspired by some Kitty Pryde. Click below to get all up in that shit. Also of...