Fiction/Chapbook

Hello everyone, and Happy Friday! We’ve made it through another week, and I’ve got some exciting news. I just posted a new short story on my Medium page, “Postcard.” This is part of a collection that I’ve been working on for a while, which I was originally going to call The Sadie Stories, but instead, I’m calling All The Things She Says. These are sixteen stories that I’ve published nonsequentially in literary journals and magazines over a span of seven years, assembled together for the first time, that tell the story of a couple as they navigate the ups and downs of life during their more than thirty-year relationship. It will be available for presale soon, and it releases, fittingly enough, on February 14!

Fiction/Plays

Hello, my friends, and Happy Friday! I hope everyone’s New Year is off to a good start. Things have already started to pick up for me. First, I have a new short story, DREAMS, that’s coming out next month in The Octotillo Review published by Kallisto Gaia Press. It’s another one of what I’ve been calling the “Sadie Stories” although when I put this collection out later this year, it’ll have a different name (no spoilers!). Then, for anyone in the Cincinnati area, my play, GEESE, a comedy about the frustrations of having a gaggle of geese in your parking spot, is being produced by The Drama Workshop next weekend, January 20-22, as part of Home Brew Theatre. And finally, I’ve posted another short story from my collection, Three in the Morning and You Don’t Smoke Anymore (Insomnia Edition) on my Medium page called, SHRINK. Check that out, and if you like it, there’s more in the e-book!

Fiction/Essay

Hello everyone, and Happy Friday! We made it through the week, with the holidays upon us. I thought I’d share some stories from my Medium page you might be interested in reading over the break (hopefully you’ll get some sort of break!). The first is “What Devil Is This?” which is part of my collection, Three in the Morning and You Don’t Smoke Anymore (Insomnia Edition), available exclusively as an e-book on Amazon and for Kindle Unlimited. This is the first time I’ve published this story outside of the collection. The other two are some oldies but goodies that are appropriate for the season: “The Time Santa Almost Didn’t Make it to Birchmont Village” which is part of my collection, (Mostly) True Tales From Birchmont Village–The Complete Year (which makes an excellent stocking stuffer!) and “The Old Man and the Santa Sprint,” a personal essay about feeling my age during a Christmas 5K Fun Run. So check them out, and enjoy, and have a festive holiday season, and a safe and happy new year!

Plays

If you’ve got a case of the Mondays, and you’re looking to take a break, check out this podcast, Lights Up! that features the performances of several new plays, produced by City Lights Theater Company of San Jose, California. And I just so happen to have a play included in this, Twenty-Four Tattoos, about a pair of recent empty nesters who contemplate “chucking it all” to do the things they’ve always wanted to do. Give it a listen if you have some time–they’re all short–and have a great week!

Fiction

Hello my friends and Happy Holidays! In the spirit of the season, I’ve posted a new short story on my Medium page—“The Time The Black Friday Sale At Lilabelle Durham’s Upscale Boutique Got A Little Out Of Hand”— part of my collection (MOSTLY) TRUE TALES FROM BIRCHMONT VILLAGE—THE COMPLETE YEAR, now available wherever you buy books, and it makes a perfect gift!

https://peterjstavros.medium.com/the-time-the-black-friday-sale-at-lilabelle-durhams-upscale-boutique-got-a-little-out-of-hand-223d6b51c8d7

Chapbook

Hello, my friends, and Happy November 1st! The day has finally arrived, the release of (Mostly) True Tales From Birchmont Village – The Complete Year, an expanded edition that features five new stories to round out the year with this close-knit community of quirky and eccentric residents. So make some s’mores, and get a copy NOW, at Amazon, for Kindle Unlimited, or order from your favorite independent bookstore [ISBN: 978-1-7375801-4-0]

Chapbook

So if you’ve read my short story collection, (Mostly) True Tales From Birchmont Village, and thought how you might need a few more stories about this quirky and eccentric group, well, you’re in luck, because coming November 1, I’m releasing (Mostly) True Tales From Birchmont Village-The Complete Year, with five new stories further chronicling their near catastrophes and calamities. The new stories (and, thus, new perceived problems for these folks) are:

  • The Time Ted Canari Took a Beach Vacation
  • The Time the Potato Festival Finally Returned to Birchmont Village Only to Nearly Be Lost Again
  • The Time the Black Friday Sale at Lilabelle Durham’s Upscale Boutique Got a Little Out of Hand
  • The Time Movie Night Turned Into a Rock Concert
  • The Time the Johnson Family Moved

Pre-order is happening now at Amazon for Kindle, and there will also be a paperback version released on November 1 as well. So make yourself some s’mores, and pick up a copy!

Chapbook

Hello, my friends, and Happy Monday! I wanted to share a 5-STAR review my short story collection, THREE IN THE MORNING AND YOU DON’T SMOKE ANYMORE (INSOMNIA EDITIONJ), received from BigAl’s Books and Pals — calling it, in part, a “thought-provoking read” — and to let you know that to celebrate, starting this Wednesday, September 21, and lasting for only one week, the e-book will be on sale for just 99 cents, exclusively on Amazon.

Fiction

Hello my friends, and Happy Friday (and to my friends in the US, happy start of a long weekend!). For your weekend reading pleasure, I’ve posted a short story to my Medium page: After a prolonged absence, the Birchmont Village Potato Festival was back and in full swing, with plenty of fellowship and merrymaking–and potatoes!–when a shocking discovery threatened to put the festival in jeopardy. Read what happened “The Time the Potato Festival Finally Returned to Birchmont Village Only to Nearly Be Lost Again”–a never-before-published story just added to my collection (Mostly) True Tales From Birchmont Village, and part of an expanded edition due out later this year (just in time for the holidays!)

Chapbook

To mark the two-year anniversary of the publication of my chapbook, Three in the Morning and You Don’t Smoke Anymore, I’ve released a special, expanded e-book version, Insomnia Edition, which contains three new, never-before-published stories: “Shrink,” “Tattoo,” and “Karaoke Night.” It’s available starting today, exclusively on Amazon and for Kindle Unlimited. And if you haven’t bought a copy of the print version yet (and why haven’t you?!!!), I just posted on my Medium page a story from that, “Sometimes You See That Girl.” Have a great rest of the week!