“Creeps at McDonald’s,” or “I have a new short story at Numéro Cinq”

I have a new, rather short story at Numéro Cinq. It’s kind of creepy, which is appropriate for mid-October, but I think it’s darkly funny, too. You can read it by following this link.

The idea for the story came from this pretty messed up report out of Oregon. The lesson here? People are horrible.


A new short short


Spartan was kind enough to include my micro-fiction story, “Whiteout,” in their fall issue. Here’s the link.


Going Long

I’ve always been interested in hearing why short form writers decide to take on a novel. So, over at BuzzFeed Books, I assembled 18 amazing short story writers to talk about their decisions to tackle the long story. I really had fun talking to everyone. Some folks I already knew, and others I’ve admired from afar for quite some time.

Take a peek at what everyone said right here.

Book Review Fiction

A piece of micro-fiction, plus a new review

Cheap Pop published my short story, “Hood Ornament,” earlier this week. It takes about a minute to read, so please find the time to give it a look, especially if you’re a fan of James Dean, car crashes, and locks of hair. You can find it by clicking here.

Also, over at Numéro Cinq, I review Granma Nineteen and the Soviet’s Secret, a really fun novel from Angolan writer Ondjaki. If you were a child of the 1980s, seek out this book. It reads like an adventure film from my youth, as a group of kids band together to take down the Soviets who threaten their beachside village. Here’s a link.