Saturday, August 29, 2015

Overheard while shopping

Mother and son. Mom says, "What's that?"

Son: "A pen."

"What do you do with it?"


Friday, August 28, 2015

Published 2x

"A Shelter Dog's Love" appears in the October True Confessions and "Halloween Hookup" appears in the October True Story.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015


I finished and submitted my twenty-eighth short story this evening. This one's a 3,700-word Christmas story I started writing August 26, 2013.

Friday, August 21, 2015


I received my 26th acceptance of the year this morning, this time for a 3,300-word mystery. This is my first acceptance from a publication that has long been on my bucket list of sell-to publications.

Monday, August 17, 2015


I received my 25th acceptance this evening, this time for a 7,000-word Weird Menace/Men's Adventure Magazine-type of story that's very much a throwback to the type of stories published in the late-'30s/early-40s.

Sunday, August 16, 2015


I just had my 24th acceptance of the year, this time for a 5,200-word Thanksgiving story.


I received my 23rd acceptance a few minutes ago, this for a 2,000-word confession.

Saturday, August 15, 2015


I received my 22nd acceptance of the year this morning, this time for a 700-word bit of flash fiction.