The Outsider | A Short Story

The Outsider is one of my favorite stories by H. P. Lovecraft. Since it was originally published in 1921, it is now...

Process Of Elimination | A Short Story

I started this story many years ago, which I think is obvious, due to its naïveté and predictability. But I've always wanted to finish...

Free Sample: The Crossing | A Novella

I've created a sample PDF of my novella The Crossing, from my book Rolling The Bones, now available for free download....

Reader Praise For My Book Rolling The Bones & Its Stories

My book Rolling The Bones: 12 tales of Life, Death, Loss, & Redemption is available online in trade paperback (490 pgs) from...

About My Art: Why I Pursue Quality Rather Than Quantity

In recent discussions on social media concerning my blog, and my writing in general, several people urged me to start throwing stuff...

A New Writing Experiment: Three Micro-Fiction Stories

One day I decided to experiment with micro-fiction (also called "flash" fiction, or "sudden" fiction), dabbling in the idea of conceiving...

Darren’s Homer | A Short Story

Recently, I gave myself another writing challenge: one night, while lying in bed, I decided to see if I could conjure a random opening scene: how about...

The Wall | A Poem

I wrote this poem as a young man, back in 1987: A Note From Rand: Please take a moment to subscribe to...

A Fly In The Chardonnay | A Short Story

Although my short story A Sweet Ride was the first one I ever actually completed, the following story was the first one I...

For Future Reference | A Short Story

One day, I decided to see if I could just sit down and write a story. This was a completely different,...