The online magazine The Writing Disorder at thewritingdisorder.com published a new issue today with my short fiction “Very Good English.” Patrick Willis, languishing in jail, needs Jolene Pitt to give a statement to the police about where he was the night his brother died.
It happened while I wasn’t looking – On Being, the blog that accompanies the Krista Tippett radio program, published my essay “The Shaker Library” on April 9. They changed the title and added photographs. For a direct link, try THIS.
My essay on childhood in the 1950s and 1960s in a subdivision called Bellewood, in North Syracuse, New York, went online today in Poydras Review, poydrasreview.com. Family members are quoted, and a letter my mother wrote in 1962. Music in school, field trips, and boys in the jungle.
My short story “Windsock” is in the new issue of Lowestoft Chronicle, online at lowestoft.
A lovely young woman starts an erotic correspondence with an elderly author named Windsock. He invites her on a date, they have an affair, and after he departs this life she carries the torch.
Chantwood Magazine, online from Colorado, has a new issue that leads with my story “The Chest of Drawers.” LINK
New Plains Review at the University of Central Oklahoma – the Spring 2016 issue has three of my Belmont Sketches, short nonfiction pieces on the city neighborhood where I live. Other sketches have appeared in literary magazines such as Gravel, Origami Journal, and Bangalore Review.
The online magazine Hot Metal Bridge at the University of Pittsburgh hotmetalbridge.org has my nonfiction piece “Death of the Sire,” on the demise of an electrical engineer.
My short story “The Proof” appears in the December issue of the Canadian online magazine Origami Journal. LINK Two young professionals A and B meet at a weeknight social event. They discover they have so much in common that A = B. The event winds down as they urgently solve the new equation A + B = C.
My short story “The Dialtones” is in the current issue of the online magazine Poydras Review, poydrasreview.com. In my fictional town of Hapsburg, a young entertainer drops out of college, then gets himself fired from a job at the foundry. As a waiter at the Catharsis Cafe, David forms a band called the Dialtones. On the verge of success, he knows he must leave home, disappointing his biggest fan, his sister Jane.
My grandfather Pierre H. Boucheron published magazine articles and left many unpublished manuscripts. I edited some of these as articles about him. “A Businessman Aloft” which he wrote in 1939 appears today in the online magazine Across the Margin. Tomorrow, the same magazine will publish “Greenland Assignment” from his book by that title. And the next day, they will run “The Captain,” which goes from 1943 to the end of his life. He was a captain in the United States Naval Reserve.