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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.

Wild Huckleberries at Crack the Spine

New flash fiction called Wild Huckleberries up at Crack the Spine. Inspired by bear scat that looked like blueberry cobbler on a hike up Mt. Pilchuck off the Mountain Loop Highway. Also inspired by almost falling off the trail and finding a dropped pocket knife. Picture is from near the Mt. Pilchuck lookout.

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.

Dark Lane 9

Craters of Perpetual Darkness in Dark Lane 9

My sci-fi story Craters of Perpetual Darkness appears in volume 9 of the Dark Lane anthology published in the UK. The hard copies are somewhat delayed by the pandemic, but the Kindle version is up on Amazon for $.99 for the whole book, a great deal. The story is a romance set against the backdrop of homesteader Helium-3 mining at the south pole of the moon. It touches on lunar property rights, the place of the individual in the rugged frontier of space, artistic expression in an age of computer generated art and good customer service. There are rockets. A sound track. Stuff blows up. So much fun to research and write. Spectacular cover art by David Whitlam.