Collections

Coming in 2020, my tenth collection of short works, written from April 2020 to ____.

X

X__FRONTFiction

It’s Like Magic [in progress]
Situational Irony
Crossing the River by Barbara Stoner
Poetic Justice
Please Don’t Kill the Spiders
The Spice [in progress]
An Alternate History
Juneteenth [in progress]

Nonfiction

My Racial Journey
Sympathy for the Believer

Poetry

“For Alanis”
“GOP 2020”
“The Storming of the Station”


My ninth collection of short works, written from December 2019 to May 2020.

“I took a 20-minute break [from making face masks] and started reading your book.  I’m biting my fingernails.”
—Laural Hertel

Notes from Quarantine

Quarantine__FRONTFiction

Horror Hospital
Ancient History
A Sun Children Side Scene
The Big One
All the World
The Day I Went to the Store
The Power of Words
Allegory II
The Vi-Race
Solitude II
Isolation
Dad’s Night
Pandemic Problem

IMG_5430

Poetry

“Birthday Poem”
“Cimate Poem”
“The Force Field”

Paper

Kindle


My eighth collection of short works, written from November 2019 to January 2020.  This book contains my first story not suited for those aged 17 and under, “Coming Forward”.

“’New Dawn Academy’ is brilliant.”—Howard McCord, author of The Man Who Walked to the Moon

8

8__FRONTFiction

The Power of Joy
Two More Shorts (Universal Basic Income, The Talking Dead)
Coming Forward (TW: sexual assault)
‘Seventies Spy Movie
Philosophy Book
M. Night Shyamalamadingdong Story
The Shining with an Editor
New Dawn Academy
Elpa Test
The Accident
The Starved, or the Great Window

Poetry

“The Impartial”

Paper

Kindle


My seventh collection of short works (fiction and poetry), written from July to November 2019.

“It’s a cultural counterpoint in prose.”— Jan Williams

Opposite Days

OppositeDays__FRONTFiction

We Had to Destroy the Village to Save It
Sleep
The Rainbow
Killer Movie
Training
Greta
Four More Shorts (The Developer, The Universal Experience, Metaphor, Socialist Nightmare)
The Creature
The Tour
The Beast
Revolution

Poetry

“Opposite Day”

Paper

Kindle


My sixth collection of short works (fiction and poetry), written from September 2018 to July 2019.

“Besides relating tremendously to much of the poetry, I must compliment you on your style, your observation, and on your imagination.  ‘The Black Book’ and ‘The Pen and the Sword’ are particular favorites, but I really like the themes of strange realities and unfortunate (or not) circumstances that ring true if slightly not right.”
—Phil Potestio

The Black Book

BlackBook__FRONT

Fiction

Marsa
The Item
Allegory
Phone Fantasy
The Black Book
Cathy
The Mission
The Pen and the Sword
My Dream

Poetry

“Traumas at Fifteen”
“The Choice”
Crisis Actors”
“Pollution”
“Poem in Two Acts”
“Yankee Donald Dandy”
“One Moment”
“On the Norm”
“Classic Power Struggle”
“Teaching Poem”
“Lesson Learned?”
“Reading Too Much Into Things”
Same Student, or I Wish I Had Time for Teaching”
Local Celebrity”
“I’m from New York”
“Sunny Weather”
“Classroom”

Paper

Kindle


My fifth collection of short works (fiction and poetry), written from July to September 2018.

Increasingly Incoherent Departures from the Norm

IIDN2__FRONTFiction

Increasingly Incoherent Departures from the Norm
A Great Story
Masterman’s Revenge
Stories
Poetry in Motion
Justice

Poetry

“I Hate Everybody”

Paper

Kindle


My fourth collection of short fiction, written from December 2017 to July 2018.

“Thank you for the creative and empathetic portrayal in ‘Sisters’. . . . I think you did a great job crafting the scenes.”
—Nkechi “Rachel Doležal” Diallo, author of In Full Color: Finding My Place in a Black and White World

The Time Before

TheTimeBefore__StraightDownFront

Fiction

The Fountain of Youth
Perpetual Motion, Inc.
A Fresh Beat
The Mistake
Sisters
Education II
The Time Before
The Penalty
Expedition Notebook
The Society of Sensitives
The One
Equilibrium
Shooting Day
The Network

Paper

Kindle


My third collection of short fiction, written from September to December 2017.

“A compelling and frightening book written in a spare style. Words dance on the page like bones above the grave. The words tell of love in death, cold wind, and endless war.”—Howard McCord, author of The Man Who Walked to the Moon

The War and Other Pieces

TheWarPiecesCover__FRONTFiction

The War
The Attack
Perma-Rest
Education
Separation
Four Shorts (Freedom, A Beautiful Vision, The Armed Teacher, Earth)

Paper

Kindle


My second collection of short fiction, written from 2012 to 2017.

Mister Positive and Other Stories

MisterPositiveFront__FINALMister Positive
Roy (Blade Runner prequel)
The Vegans
Asking Why
Compromises
Libertarian Bed & Breakfast
Three-Paragraph Story
Solitude

Paper

Kindle


My first collection of short fiction, written from 2008 to 2012.

“I saw a bit of myself in him. It’s straight bourbon right out of the bottle.”—Marshall DeMott

Mister Negative and Other Stories

Mr-N-web2img_8942

Fiction

Chasing Kerouac
Neighbors
A Perfect World
The Deity
Mister Negative
The Creeps

Amazon (Paper and Kindle) || B&N (Nook) || Kobo || iBooks


You may ask your local independent bookstore to order any work on this site for you.