Cruising the Green of Second Avenue

Wild Child Publishing has issued the second volume of short stories in Cruising the Green of Second Avenue. The tales take up where Vol. I left off — bringing back Klein the Biker, Straight Charlie and Sammy the Madman while introducing new characters stumbling over life’s difficulties in the late 60s. Vol. II is an e-book published by Wild Child Publishing that you can download, save as a pdf (Adobe) file and print. Read both volumes and see that life isn't all that serious. Find it at Barnes & Noble, Amazon and other online book sellers.

Friday, March 27, 2009

High School Memories?

Duotrope—the writer’s conscience—suggests that I have an extraordinarily high rate of acceptances. I think they believe I’m cooking the books by not reporting my rejections. T’ain’t so!

Anyway, I’m happy that “Conehead,” a short humor piece, has been published by Big Pulp. (Students can be merciless with their teachers, but anybody can be their own worst enemy if they presume too much.) So, click on and remember what devils we were as high school students.

By the way, this was rejected once before Big Pulp bought it. Maybe the title should have been two words, as Microsoft Spell Check reminds me. Thanks, Bill Olver, editor and fave publisher.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

When Paper Cuts Scissors

When you’ve lost your last dollar, watch out for the stranger who still wants to gamble with you: there’s a sucker punch coming. By counting the woman you left behind, you may also have doubled your losses.

That’s the thought behind “Paper Cut,” just published by Big Pulp. exactly one year after it was accepted. Take a moment and read it at My thanks go to Bill Olver, editor and publisher of some fine noir fiction.