Announcement

Just updated my website to add a new page called “Pictures” which has, you guessed it, pictures – some of me, of my play posters, of random things that sort of, kinda relate to me. I’ll update it as the mood strikes me. And don’t forget my Zoom reading and Q&A on November 12 @ 6 PM EST – details on how to register can be found throughout my site.

Fiction

Hello everyone, and Happy Friday! Here’s an afternoon snack (or maybe a morning or evening snack, depending on when and where you’re reading this) to get your weekend going: the opening paragraph of my new novella, Tryouts – inspired by my attempt to make the varsity basketball team when I was a freshman in high school. It was named a Finalist in this year’s Trifecta Competition sponsored by the Iron Horse Literary Review. My plan is to publish it as a chapbook this spring, hopefully to coincide with the college basketball tournament. Enjoy!

There must have been forty of us, maybe fifty, kids of all shapes and sizes, crammed into that stuffy gym after class, the place reeking of sweat and dirty socks and farts, chattering, fidgeting, roughhousing. It was chaos on that Monday afternoon at three-forty-five, the first day of basketball tryouts, all of us vying for only eleven spots on the varsity team. Some clearly wouldn’t make it, some clearly would. And the rest, like me, fell somewhere in-between.

Announcement

I’m excited to be returning to one of my fave lit mags, Fleas on the Dog, where I’ve written the intro to a really good play called “Barren Landscape” by the playwright Steve Gold – it’s a bittersweet tale of a daughter and mother coming to terms with the mother’s early stages of Alzheimer’s. The issue will go live next month.

In the meantime, my chapbook, “Three in the Morning and You Don’t Smoke Anymore,” is out now and widely available, including at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. And if you already have it, and read it, and liked it, good reviews on Amazon or Goodreads are always appreciated!