New Fiction 1

I’ve got a new story, published today, at Every Day Fiction. Check it out at everydayfiction.com

Brother, can you spare a book?

Brother, can you spare a book?
Kind of by accident I entered a competition over at speakcoffee for the literary journals she was cleaning out of her apartment. I had completely forgotten about it, actually, until I read her post today and saw my handle up there. It threw me because I have myself been trying to weed out old journals ...

The Ragnar Relay Recap, Finale 3

The Ragnar Relay Recap, Finale
(Continued from Part 5) The last legs of the race were mostly a blur. The sun had come up and it seemed like a new day, but when one doesn’t sleep through the night the days just blur together. Physicians in residency understand this the most, as perhaps do gamblers who spend long hours inside ...

The Ragnar Relay Recap, Part 5

(Continued from Part 4) At 4:15am, I texted R, who was up next for a run. “We r near coffee.” Her response: “Thanks. Can you bring 3?” At the van, I left S to baby-wipe himself off and change shirts while I poured three cups of coffee and, in my FiveFingers, managed to carry them ...

The Ragnar Relay Recap, Part 4

(Continued from Part 3–sorry for the delay in getting this up) The moment of the handoff was always a confusing one. The runners came into the chute one at at time, mostly, and everyone waiting–generally at least fifty to a hundred runners milling around waiting for their teammate–cheered on whomever was arriving. My own anxiety ...

The Ragnar Relay Recap, Part 3

(Continued from Part 2) The mood at the beginning of the race was nervous and exciting. At exchange 6, where most of the teams would be united for the first time, the atmosphere was electric. At exchange 12, where there were a scores of vans and hundreds of runners, the Ragnar seemed a non-stop party. ...

The Ragnar Relay Recap, Part 2 2

(Continued from part 1) Two miles into the second half of my first leg the road went from paved macadam to gravel and dirt. I knew I couldn’t have made a wrong turn because there was no where else to go except into the woods. I had stopped early in the first half to go ...

The Ragnar Relay Recap, Part 1

Friday, May 14: the day started perfect: overcast skies, 60˚F, a light breeze. The humidity was a little higher than we’d have preferred, but we didn’t let that bother us. The crowd at the start was lighter than expected, only a couple hundred runners tops milling around the small park next to a cemetery in ...

Multiplicity

The race recap will be coming in the next couple of days. Meanwhile, check out this story from Robert Swartwood. It’s all about me!

Mother’s Day story

I’ve got a new story coming out on May 26th at Every Day Fiction. This is a site I’ve been reading every day for the better part of a year, and have for the most part enjoyed almost every story I’ve read. They send you a short short story every day to your inbox. I ...