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Sweet Spot at New Letters

New Letters, one of the best literary publications around, published my short story “Sweet Spot” in their Winter/Spring 2021 issue. Go figure. No accounting for taste. Goes to show that if you send enough submissions year after year you may even fool one of the best. I am grateful for the lapse in standards.

This one is a realistic story. Zero fantastical elements. Unfamiliar territory for me. I might try it again.

Not available online, at least yet.

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The Temporary Skull at Hominum Journal

Jonathan Truong and I both had stories in the same issue of Eclectica. He asked if I had anything for Hominum, where he is editor in chief. They focus on the somatic and what’s more somatic than a Temporary Skull?

I think this journal is destined for the top. Excellent layout and stunning artwork, staffed by young people (I can say that, I’m old) and out of Orange County CA, which used to be a bastion of the right. Home to John Wayne airport. Take a look at the masthead page. I feel honorer they would have me.

The artwork on this post is by Eunah Kang, a high school senior with prodigious talents.

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Vinnie & Bob @ Chatwin on Zoom

The fine young poet and raconteur Vinnie Sarrocco and I will be doing a reading on 10/3/2020 through Chatwin Books. Vinnie’s latest, the Moon as Misunderstood by Skyscrapers, is the poetry event of the season, or so he tells me. I’ll be reading a few recent flash pieces. Zoom link available on the Arundel Books website here. Zoom responsibly.

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