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!

Plays

Tonight is opening night for Strongbox Theater’s music and play festival, “Strongbox in the Park,” which includes my play SQUIRRELS IN A KNOTHOLE – if you’re in the Long Island NY area over the next three weekends, check this out!

Podcast

Hey everyone! I appreciate the positive responses I got from my last post, and if anyone is so inclined to hear me read my short story, “The Water,” it’s now available at Episode 6 of the Pocket Fiction Podcast – just forgive me if my voice sounds a bit nasally, I’m dealing with some summer allergies!

Fiction

Hello, my friends, and happy, um … what day is it, Tuesday? I lose track anymore. I haven’t posted lately because I’ve been busy working on some longer pieces, but I have had time to dash off a bit of flash, “The Water”, which is another in what I call my “Sadie Stories” – until I come up with a better name for it (and I still intend on putting all these together into one collection). Anyway, this story, via the link above, just went live today at Pocket Fiction, which has a lot of great writing, so definitely check this website out. I also just recorded a version of me reading this, which may end up on their podcast, and if so, I’ll provide more info. Have a great week!

Novella

Big Al’s Books & Pals calls Tryouts a “quick, fun, intense, and even a bit inspiring read.” If you haven’t yet read my novella – which follows one young man’s quest to make the varsity basketball team – what are you waiting for?!!!