Gingerbread House published my flash piece called Hunter, Gatherer. I wrote this after reading Yuval Noah Harari’s book Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind which chronicles the history of Homo Sapiens from their spread out of Africa 1.9 million years ago, wiping out five other hominid species, taking a possibly wrong turn towards agrarianism and eventual dominance over the planet. A great book about our sad/funny history. Seemed ripe for comic flash retrospective.
The stunning graphic published at Gingerbread House is by Brooke Shaden, whose photographic magic I’ve appreciated for years and follow on Instagram. I’m not going to infringe on her rights by reproducing the art here, but encourage you to visit the story for a peek. You can see Brooke’s art on Instagram at @brookeshaden or on the web at http://www.brookeshaden.com/prints/
Published in the Spring 2019 edition of the Penn Review right here. This fulfills Donald Barthelme’s mission for literature (“The aim of literature … is the creation of a strange object covered with fur which breaks your heart.”). At least the first part dealing with fur.
Huge thanks to Penn Review. This is my first appearance in the Ivy League. They are awesome to work with and FAST. They accepted this in 6 days.
The Arcanist published my story “Cheap Copies” about a man who goes to FedEx/Kinkos to get some copies of himself to move some furniture. The Arcanist is a very fine speculative fiction publisher (who pays!) and I am very grateful to them for taking this and for the excellent header graphic.
Looking forward to when FedEx/Kinkos offers this service.
Let’s all pause for a moment to celebrate the life and death of Opportunity, the cobbled together go kart shipped to scout Mars in 2004. Designed to last 90 days it roamed for 15 years. My hero. The Odysseus of our age. Bards, fire up your lyres.