The Continental / New Poem

Pleased to have a new poem, “The Continental,” up at the latest online edition of The Big Windows Review.  You can check it out right here (enjoy!): Doug Hoekstra: “The Continental”

The Fair Grounds

Lots of bits and bobs getting published these days, and we are chuffed to unveil a new Doug Hoekstra essay, “The Fair Grounds,” in the new edition of Edify Fiction. It’s a Nashville story, layered, with a perfect day at the center. Check it out at http://online.anyflip.com/lxwv/shkq/mobile/index.html#p=13 Edify’s mission is to “offer positive and upliftingContinue reading “The Fair Grounds”

Carry Me

My son Jude turns 16 this Sunday (November 4).   Here’s a new one I wrote for him, after a stroll at Radnor Lake.  Happy Birthday, Jude – with all my love – always.  Dad. Carry Me Rambling autumn walk, burnt colors turn to sounds woodpecker clouds hammer the trees like claves in an orchestraContinue reading “Carry Me”

Performance Art

Happy to debut a new short story, “Performance Art,” published this month at Trampset (“a literary journal for the tramps”).  Managed to work in Tony Hillerman, Modest Mouse, and Marlon Brando.  But, the idea was to write something in second-person, ala the brilliant Lorrie Moore.  My ex-students may remember that exercise….enjoy! https://trampset.org/performance-art-cf1df457c60a

Gumshoe Bumble

Happy to have a new flash fiction entitled “Gumshoe Bumble,” published up at 101 Stories, “a comprehensive ecosystem and community that can support writers, editors, and readers.”  Their words. My words are the following, this compressed noir update. Gumshoe Bumble