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The Plunge Pool — Stories by … me.

Holy crap, a book!

Just about three years ago, I published my first short story, The Plunge Pool, in Lit Up as a five-part serial. Since then, somehow, I’ve managed to write and publish some 50,000 words of short fiction in Medium. That’s enough for a book, I thought, so here it is:

2021-05-01 | Read more…


Antibody Test

Did my wife and I get COVID-19 in January?

It was the second week of January and nobody had heard of SARS-CoV-2 or COVID-19 yet. My wife, L, was down with the flu for the second time of the season. It was bad. Incessant coughing and fever, in bed for six days. On day three she started complaining that she felt like she “couldn’t take a full breath.”

2020-06-13 | Read more…


Schrödinger’s Ham — Audio Version

Just uploaded my reading of my short story “Schrödinger’s Ham” to SoundCloud. It was first published in Literally Literary in May of last year.

2020-04-11 | Read more…


Man on a Mission — Audio Version

I’ve just published the audio version of my short story Man on a Mission first published in Literally Literary in May of last year.

2020-04-05 | Read more…


Moviestars, Planets, and Other Things — My short story collection on WattPad

I’ve started a short story collection called Moviestars, Planets, and Other Things.

2020-03-08 | Read more…


Capstone Proposal — Suckers’ Roulette Chapter 3

Chapter 3 of Suckers’ Roulette, “Capstone Proposal” is up on Medium. Here’s an excerpt:

2020-01-10 | Read more…


Inflection Point — Suckers’ Roulette Chapter 2

Chapter 2 of Suckers’ Roulette, “Inflection Point” is up on Medium. Here’s an excerpt:

2019-11-16 | Read more…


The First Chapter of Suckers’ Roulette is up

I’ve started a new fiction project, a serial novel called Suckers’ Roulette, which I’m posting on Medium. To be honest, I really started the project two and a half years ago, but after a rest from writing in the summer I’ve picked it up again and started to put it together in earnest.

2019-11-08 | Read more…


Is Whilst the Handlebar Mustache of Modern English?

I read an embarrassing amount of stuff on-line, Reddit, Medium, blog posts, links from Hacker News. In the last few years I’ve noticed a strange trend: the resurgence of the word “whilst” in casual writing and conversation—or really any writing and conversation. What was this word that went out of style with early nineteenth-century romantic poets doing in blog posts in the early twenty-first century?

2019-10-19 | Read more…


Like Kohoutek — Story notes and soundtrack

Last week I published a new short story “Like Kohoutek” in Lit Up. Here’s how it opens:

2019-06-15 | Read more…


Story — Man on a Mission

I have new flash fiction story, “A Man on a Mission” published in Literally Literary. It’s around 950 words, or a 4 minute read. It was distributed by Medium curators in Fiction.

2019-05-24 | Read more…


Story — Artist. Unknown. (Audio Version)

I’ve posted the audio version of my story Artist. Unknown. on Soundcloud.

2019-03-24 | Read more…


Recording My Stories

It’s super cheap and easy.

I’m trying something new.

2019-03-09 | Read more…


Story — Artist. Unknown.

I just published a new short story Artist. Unknown. on The Junction on Medium. It’s about 3900 words, or a 16 minute read.

2019-03-08 | Read more…


Story — The Plunge Pool — Reposted as complete story

My story, The Plunge Pool, originally published as a five-part serial on Lit Up, has been reposted there as a single-page story. It is about 9000 words, or a 34 minute read.

2019-01-27 | Read more…


Fiction on Medium — Don’t split up long stories

The conventional wisdom for publishing fiction on medium seems to be that nobody wants to read anything longer than ten minutes, so keep your stories short, and if you must write something longer, definitely spit it up into parts and post it as a series.

2018-12-21 | Read more…


Story — Movie Stars and Planets

My short story Movie Stars and Planets has been published in Lit Up. It’s already been selected for distribution by Medium curators in Fiction. Here’s an excerpt:

2018-12-20 | Read more…


Life imitates art, sci-fi edition — Oumuamua a solar sail?

In early November this year a flurry of news articles erupted speculating that the mysterious interstellar object 1I/2017 U1 (aka, ’Oumuamua), that buzzed through the solar system in 2017 might in fact be an extraterestrial technology, maybe a discarded solar sail?

2018-12-15 | Read more…


Story — Racing the Avalanche

My story, Racing the Avalanche has been published at PSILoveYou.xyz. It is about 2100 words, or a nine-minute read.

2018-08-25 | Read more…


Story — The Shade

My story, The Shade, a peri-apocalyptic sci-fi love story, was published in PSILoveYou.xyz. It is about 5500 words, or a 22 minute read.

2018-07-03 | Read more…


Story — Unboxing Rose

My sci-fi short Unboxing Rose was published on Lit Up. It is about 1900 words, or an eight minute read.

2018-06-04 | Read more…


Story — The Plunge Pool

My story, The Plunge Pool, has been published as a five-part serial on Lit Up

2018-05-11 | Read more…