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

I believe that when creating a work of fiction, it's the writer's job to supply characters, dialogue, and action, and just enough clues...

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, after my (first) divorce (obviously, I'm a slow learner)….

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,...