Little Red Shoes

…a Christmas tale I’ve been meaning to post…. Little Red Shoes (Christmas 2012) This year was a big one for me and my son, Jude. He started middle school and he turned TEN, marking a full decade on the earth. He’s getting big, as people note, but he’s also becoming even more of who heContinue reading “Little Red Shoes”

Performance Art

When I teach at Watkins, I throw some Lorrie Moore at my students, from “Self-Help.”  She’s a brilliant writer; this book is all second person.  So, I give them the option of freewriting in second person.  It’s pretty difficult, really, and I never tried it myself, until…a friend’s zine was calling for submissions based (loosely) onContinue reading “Performance Art”

Short Songs Long Lives

Casting ourselves back to early 2012, this one appeared in Canopic Jar #25, http://www.canopicpublishing.com/canopicjar/25/doug1.htm  (fine zine, check it out) Short Songs, Long Lives (January 2012) She sent me a note about a song she’d just written, no instruments, “simple and sorta county.” “I love my little tune,” she added. Don’t know why, but this remindedContinue reading “Short Songs Long Lives”

Stars

Back in Sepember, a great zine called Twenty 20 published a short story of mine titled, “Stars,” in their Magic Realism issue.  You can check out the whole issue here:  here:  http://issuu.com/fourxfour/docs/twenty20_magical_realism .  I’m a big Magic Realism fan, so I was chuffed.  My tale is on page x (ten). The catch on this journal is youContinue reading “Stars”