Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest 2022
My short story “Fitting In” was published by The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature. This month it received an Honorable Mention in the Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest 2022. That’s top 12 out of over 2400 entries.
Judges comments and link to story and a new bio are here:
A bit of fiction published by The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature. This goes to a dark place, it is not for the faint of heart. If you can make it through to the end, you’ll see that the story is really about finding – and owning – your truth, no matter the cost. Because the lies will eat you alive.
I was recently engaged by eDigital to help the company with their website relaunch, marketing communication, and blog content. Links to the individual blog posts are below, and you can check out the website while you’re there. They’ve got a compelling product suite aimed at the OTT/VOD/Streaming industry. If this is your area, you might enjoy this content and learn something new about a growth-oriented start-up in the media operations sector.
A recently published bit of flash fiction. I like the longer version of this story better than the flash version, but this is the one that got published. The editor said she “loved the tenderness of this piece” and I’m grateful for those words – that is the tone I was going for after a couple of darker stories were published over the previous few weeks. This is another of my stories related to identity.
This is the first in a four part series of essays I’m working on for The Dillydoun Review, sharing my experience (so far) in the business of writing. Future installments will arrive roughly one per month – the next one is tentatively planned for August 2, 2021.
I like golf. I’ve read books about golf, watched movies about golf, watched golf tournaments, even played golf for a while (it’s been a while). I did not like this book about golf. I may have been too harsh, but I did at least say the book was funny. But it was often cringe-funny, not hah-hah funny. Anyway, it was a long time ago, I don’t think it hurt his career.
See what I did there? You will if you read the review.
The title of the review is probably all you need to read. I kind of wish I could take this one back and pretend I never read the book. If you can’t say something nice…