Monday, April 23, 2018

Published: "Itsy Bitsy Spider"

"Itsy Bitsy Spider," a new story featuring Waco, Texas-based private eye Morris Ronald "Moe Ron" Boyette, was published today at Tough. Read it here.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Reviewed: "Harlot Road"

Kevin P Hallett reviewed Weirdbook #38 at Tangent and had this to say about my story, "Harlot Road":
A land ruled by a despotic king is the setting for this short fantasy. An experienced prostitute hates the King’s government and his brutal soldiers. She uses her wits to keep a low profile and stay out of their way. 
Then one day she helps a thief accused of stealing the King’s jewels and in the process becomes embroiled in a possible revolution. She finds herself walking a fine line between protecting what is dear to her and her increasing frustrations with the King’s administration.
At times the prose was deliberate, but the overall intrigue and danger kept the story engaging.
Read the entire review to learn what he thought of the other stories.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018


I completed and submitted a 500-word bit of flash noir this evening. I wrote the first half on January 25, and the last half today.

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Published: "Harlot Road"

"Harlot Road," a story perhaps best described as an alternate history mystery, appears in Weirdbook #38.

Tuesday, April 03, 2018


I received my 9th acceptance of the year this afternoon, this time for a hardboiled bit of crime fiction.