“Confession” receives very positive reader response.

I received a very gracious note today from the good folks over at Dead Beats Literary Blog.  They informed me that my poem, “Confession,” which was published there yesterday, received more than 70 “notes” — “likes,” “reblogs” and positive comments.  This is an unusual amount for a single piece, they explained.

I am very grateful — both to Dead Beats and to their readers who reacted so kindly to my work.  🙂

“Confession” can be viewed here:


Every Day Fiction features “The Silver Leaf”

Every Day Fiction today featured my very short story, “The Silver Leaf.”  This is an extremely short vignette about two lost souls in the Irish Republican Army, on the eve of a midnight mission, who briefly ponder the perils of being “real.”
This will be my first professionally published short story, and the staff of Every Day Fiction was quite gracious and easy to work with.  I’m grateful to them for welcoming me into the community there.
The story can be viewed here:

Dagda Publishing plans Youtube video channel of video poetry!

From Dagda Publishing:  [We’re now in the process of getting a Youtube channel of video poetry together, and we need content. So if you’re a poet with a proclivity for performance (alliteration for the win!) email us at info@dagdapublishing.co.uk for more info on how you can get involved.

Also, if you could share this status and help us spread the word, that would be fantastic.]

Dead Beats Literary Blog features my poem, “Confession”


I am honored to be able to share that Dead Beats Literary Bog today kindly published my poem, “Confession.”

This is a poem that is not for everybody, due to its darker themes and sexual imagery, as well as its criticism of organized religion. It definitely drew mixed reactions from people to whom I had shown it before submission.

I still stand by the piece, however, and I am quite grateful for Dead Beats for allowing me a forum for a poem like this.



“Iridescent Green Sharks” attracts readers.

My self-published long story, “Iridescent Green Sharks,” drew at least a moderate following on Wattpad.com, attracting 70 readers in the two days since it appeared on Sunday. This wasn’t quite as wide an audience that I had hoped for, but at least there was a good number of people out there who read the story.

I’m grateful for the indispensable support and feedback from good friends like Michael Stanhope, Tina Zabbo and Doug Mann, who were quite generous toward me as always.

“Iridescent Green Sharks” can be found here:


Being held prisoner in Tokyo last night wasn’t fun.

I actually had a vivid dream last night in which I was being held by renegade Japanese business interests in Tokyo during an abortive “war” they were waging against the United States. Yes, this is the setting of Tom Clancy’s “Debt of Honor,” possibly my favorite novel of his.

I think Clancy’s death really got to me.

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