I just received word from Editor Carol Wright that my “Tag Team” won honorable mention in competition for the 2017 Bethlehem Writers Roundtable Short Story Award. Ever since I watched the original “Topper” – Cary Grant, Constance Bennett and Roland Young – I’ve been enamored of humorous ghost stories and have written several such. “Tag Team” has a silver lining, though it’s not in the “Topper” category. I’m pleased and honored by this award and look forward to seeing the story published in the Roundtable this fall. Don’t worry – I’ll let you know when it comes out!
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Principia Ponderosa (Third Flatiron Anthologies Book 18) just came out today. “Welcome to the “Principia Ponderosa,” land of wide-open spaces and
dark dreams. This new anthology from Third Flatiron features 17
stories that combine elements of the Western with other literary
genres, including steampunk, fantasy, occult, and horror. We invite
you to mount up and ride with us into the sunset.” My “La Loca” is included, though it takes place somewhat after sunset!
Photo by Janos M. Schmidt
Brilliant Flash Fiction just published another story of mine, “Commute”. I hope it will offer a few chuckles. Once you reach the site, scroll down to find me!
Photo by Ed Haskell
Not so many years ago, my kids sat around campfires listening to ghost stories told by Ed McKean, among others. Ed’s “The Big Stump Ghost” was pretty silly, but it was one of their favorites and got retold unnumbered times. If he ever changed a detail, they called him on it! My version is not much like Ed’s, but it captures his story-telling style pretty well. Take a peek at it on Kids’ Book Review: