Tuesday, February 28, 2023


I received my 3rd acceptance of the year this evening, this time for a bit of crime fiction written by invitation for a crime-stories-inspired-by-the-songs-of anthology.

Saturday, February 25, 2023


I submitted my first new story of the year this evening. It's a 5,100-word bit of crime fiction written in the style of now-defunct confession magazines such as True Story, True Confessions, True Love, and others. I don't know when I started writing the story—maybe as far back as the 1980s—and a few months ago I found the almost-finished ms. on my hard drive when I was looking for something else. I added an ending and tinkered with the rest of it repeatedly until I finally decided to push it out of the nest to see if it could fly.

Friday, February 24, 2023


I received my second acceptance of the year, this time for a 4,600-word PI story. Two sales year-to-date, both PI stories. Am I sensing a trend? 

Saturday, January 21, 2023


I received my first acceptance of the year yesterday, this for a 14,100-word private eye story.

Friday, December 23, 2022


Finished and submitted my ninth story of the year this afternoon. This one's a 2,500-word bit of crime fiction.

Monday, December 19, 2022


 I received my 72nd acceptance of the year this morning, this time for a 5,800-word private eye story.

Wednesday, November 23, 2022


I was cruising my computer files this evening, looking for a story I'd roughed out a while back that I thought might fit an open call I'd seen. Instead, I found a nearly complete story I'd written in January 2006. With only a couple of minor tweaks and the addition of a title, I just completed my eighth story of the year. This one's a 1,300-word horror story, but I'll have go hunting for a place to submit it.