Category Archives: Writing Samples

New in Noo Journal: “Baby Love”

I have a super-short fiction piece in the current issue of Noo Journal. My work-from-home scheme fell on hard times and we had to move to another place, a property I’d bought as an investment, but had never planned on … Continue reading

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Have My Own Page on The Atlantic Site

Still busy posting for The Atlantic, and now have my own page, here

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Blogging: A Return to TheAtlantic.com

For the next few weeks, I’ll be blogging for The Atlantic on environmental issues. So far, the favorite thing I’ve written about is the “sky farm”–a skyscraper that’s filled with crops, not people. They can grow enough in one of … Continue reading

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Reading: Happy Ending, Feb. 11th

Thursday, 8:00 pm. Happy Ending, at 302 Broome St., between Forsyth and Eldridge. It’s free. Happy Ending is a great bar with an interesting history: it used to be a “massage” parlor (hence the name). They’ve kept the exterior and … Continue reading

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Blogging: On Davos for TheAtlantic.com

I’m writing about the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, from a small-business perspective. I’m doing two posts a day, for the length of the meeting. Here are my posts Update: The Atlantic redesigned their site, and unfortunately, my postings … Continue reading

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Reading: Tandem Readings, January 17th

Looks like I’m taking part in Tandem Readings’ monthly reading series at CELL THEATRE on the 17th. It’ll be with some great people: Irina Reyn, I introduced at a PEN World Voices event that Guernica sponsored a while back, and … Continue reading

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New in elimae: A Microfiction Piece

I’m so happy to be in elimae! I remember that site from years and years ago, before I even thought of writing anything but screenplays. They’ve since outlasted legions of literary sites by years. I mean YEARS. (They were founded … Continue reading

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Reading: Old Made, Nov 11th

I’ll be reading at Old Made in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on November 11th at 441 Metropolitan Avenue, along with Catherine Foulkrod, Meghan Punschke, and Matthew Thorburn. It’s going to be a new short story I’ve finally finished.

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The Caine Prize, E.C., and Me

I wrote about the the recent Caine Prize for African Writing award for the Guernica blog. Spoiler Alert (not really, one could hardly be a surprised, I’d imagine, by what I wrote): I say that my favorite thing about the … Continue reading

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Museyon Guides: Praised in The New York Times

A book I contributed to, Museyon Guides Film + Travel: North America was praised in The New York Times. My segment on the South, which included Deliverance and Gone With the Wind, was mentioned with praise. From the banjo and … Continue reading

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ASSME: a site I’ve been writing for

I’ve been participating in a community blog, for the group, ASSME (American Society of Shit-Canned Media Elites). They’re at assme.org I’ve written several entries so far. The latest one I posted today. It’s a long piece I wrote that I … Continue reading

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An Imaginary South: Advance Publicity for the Museyon book

So says the blog entry: The American South is deeply tied-up in mythology. While onscreen it’s immortalized in classics like Gone With The Wind — a film shot in California and starring a British actress — the real South is … Continue reading

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My reading last night

I thought the reading went well. Packed house. Read a story that’s unpublished, “A Big Big Love.” Now to send it out. . .

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Fiction: A story in Our Stories Literary Journal

It’s called “Power Ballad,” and frankly I’d thought it was unpublishable. I guess not! It’s about a guy with bad hair trying to pick up a woman with a bad tattoo.

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Mr. Beller is having problems with his neighborhood

My story–and a lot of other stories, too–won’t launch. Sure hope it gets fixed, soon…

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