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.
Anyone interested in reading an interview I did about the inspiration behind my new chapbook, Three in the Morning and You Don’t Smoke Anymore, and what I want readers to take away from this collection can find it here.
I’ve added a new page to this site titled Chapbook that has all the information, including the rad cover and on-sale dates, for my forthcoming flash fiction chapbook – Three in the Morning and You Don’t Smoke Anymore. I’ll provide links for Amazon and Barnes & Noble when I get them closer to July 15!
This is the news I’ve been waiting for! I finally have a release date for my flash fiction chapbook Three in the Morning and You Don’t Smoke Anymore to be published by Etchings Press. There will be a brief presale via the Etchings Press internal e-commerce website on July 1, and then a full release on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, etc on July 15. More info and links to follow!
My short story – “Dead Rock Stars” – is live now at Literally Stories. This is another in my collection of The Sadie Stories, although this one didn’t fit into the first (forthcoming) chapbook – perhaps Volume II. Enjoy!
I was honored to have my long-form short story “Tryouts” – loosely based on my attempt to make the high school basketball team many years ago – named as a Finalist in this year’s Trifecta Competition sponsored by the Iron Horse Literary Review.
The new issue of Fleas on the Dog is live today – there’s some really great writing in there, and I’m thrilled to be a part of it.
This marks the first time I’ve published one of my plays – “Three Sides” – which was produced at festivals in Cranston, RI and Morgantown, WV.
I also have a piece of flash – “Room 310” – which is featured in my forthcoming chapbook, Three in the Morning and You Don’t Smoke Anymore to be published by Etchings Press. Yes, I have a chapbook coming out, later this month (fingers crossed). As always, I’ll post about it when it happens. Happy Friday!
I had the pleasure of writing a blurb for a great short story that will be included in the next issue of Fleas on the Dog. This one’s gonna be chock-full of content, including a new piece of flash from me and my first time every publishing a play. It’ll go live next month – links to follow!