This is an old-fashioned choose your own adventure about… well, ravens? Cages?
It’s the lady from your kitchen and even though she’s now standing she’s still small, no taller than four crockpots stacked together. You know this for reasonably certain because she’s holding a crockpot and it covers, easily, a quarter or her body.
Start from the beginning…
Or throw caution to the wind and start from my part…
This is the story of a man, a smaller man, nasal rinses, babies, and beer.
Published in May 2014 in Volume II, Issue 2 of the Oddville Press [direct link, PDF, 8.9MB].
Published in the Final Fenway Fiction
collection, “Just Add Water” is about becoming a fan, being a fan, and a run-in with the TSA.
Published in the Further Fenway Fiction
book, this story details the rise (and fall, mostly the fall, actually) of a promising young pitcher for the Boston Red Sox.
The story in the first Fenway Fiction
collection, “The Long, Dark Voyage” is about what really happened that winter after which Johnny Damon arrived at spring training with a full caveman-style beard on.
Sane Magazine is a now-dormant online magazine which was founded in 1991 in the back of a clam shack in Charlton, Massachusetts as the Q.I. Newsletter. In 1993 the Q.I. Newsletter moved online on the Vassar College Library’s Iberia servers and grew into an online behemoth at sanemagazine.com throughout the 90s and into the next century, publishing weekly fiction and horoscopes. In October of 2008 Sane Magazine was mothballed. Here are a few highlights from over the years:
“Destiny Calling” is a story written after reading Kurt Vonnegut’s final novel, Timequake
, and was started and completed shortly after the completion of my own Time, a novel. It is a story, a Coleridge-ian story, of a young woman and a young man in a room in Denver who are going in vastly different directions. And it is a story about doing things and things just happening. Download “Destiny Calling”
“A Short Story” is about sitting on the porch in the evening, when all of a sudden it hits you your kids are someday going to be doing the same thing you are, and you feel like you’re in a timelapse photograph until the light finally falls. “Many times she allowed the dark to fall upon them, refraining from lighting the lamp. The dark discreet room, their isolation, the music that still vibrated in their ears united them.” – “A Painful Case,” by James Joyce. Download “A Short Story”
“The History of the Universe” was written for one of the last issues of Vassatire
, Vassar College’s satirical magazine. It’s a fun and possibly juvenile story about a cow rebellion, something which obviously held great meaning for me. Download “The History of…”