“Rocket Man”: my first literary journal feature

Just because I haven’t published a new book recently doesn’t mean I’ve abandoned writing. Far from it. Finding myself at a creative crossroads, I’ve explored new genres and formats in an effort to further develop my craft. My self-development paid off: for the first time ever, I had a story accepted in a literary publication! … More “Rocket Man”: my first literary journal feature

Review: Operative, by A. Deen

The second installment of the Insurrection short story serial–which Anela, the indie author champion behind Amid The Imaginary, offered me in exchange for my honest review–ups the ante on its predecessor. After devouring Subversive in one sitting, I plunged immediately into the sequel. Operative focuses on Ellie, a young analyst forced to choose between love and duty. Following the cliffhanger events of … More Review: Operative, by A. Deen

Sentenced: Struggles with Short Stories

Stephen King must have a much more affectionate relationship with short stories than I do. The past two months I spent writing pieces for ASU’s cli-fi short story contest—submitting them just a few days shy of the deadline last Friday—didn’t feel like a passionate, mysterious encounter. More like a home invasion. Let’s review the charges: … More Sentenced: Struggles with Short Stories