An Accounting

I realized the other day I hadn’t posted anything on this site for a while. The Puppet’s Tattered Clothes is indeed now available from Bartleby Snopes.

There are some short stories “in the hopper” but they need re-vision. I’ve been working hard on a second novel. It’s something I’ve been working on several years, and I’m determined to finish it.

I feel like I write very slowly, that the process is slow. I do a lot of re-vision, and I discover things about the characters as I go.

I’m learning a lot about the characters in the new novel. They’re a randy bunch, and their stories need care. But I’m at the point where I feel they’ve taken on a life of their own, and that’s exciting.

New Story Published

Cigale Literary has agreed to publish my short story Embrace. Thank you Cigale.

Embrace has been around a while. Some years ago, I saw an exhibition of photographer Josef Sudek’s work with my son at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. I was entranced. Embrace is based on several of his photographs and on Sudek himself—in a completely fictional way. It was interesting to build a story around visual images. I hope anyone who reads it enjoys it.

The story will be published June 30th; I will provide a link at that time.