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February 18, 2019: Website updated and revised.

No Beer For The Damned!



So hurry and drink up while you can, folks.

“High On Mexican Lucky” Published In Story And Grit


High On Mexican Lucky is the ninth short story featuring Alec Pargrew, cowhand PI. Stories about Alec have previously appeared in crime magazines like Yellow Mama, Thuglit, Suspense Magazine, and Noir Nation. High is the current lead story in Southern Grit, an online magazine that focuses on “Southern Fried Crime.” I got the […]

“Woe, Babylon Besieged” Back Online

Woe, Babylon Besieged, my H. P. Lovecraft pastiche, appeared in January 2018 in Trigger Warnings, an extreme horror magazine published in Denmark that went offline almost immediately afterward. Lo and behold, the story is now online again, resurrected through the miracle of the Internet, albeit in archival form:

This is free, but, reader beware, […]

From Words To Blows!

In Antiquity as it is now, an old story.

Felix Dies Natalis Solis Invicti MMDCCLI

The Mustanger, Concho River Review

In February of this eventful year, I read my Western short story, The Mustanger, at the 2018 Elmer Kelton Literary Conference at Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas. False modesty aside, the reading went well and the Concho River Review, a literary magazine founded and run by ASU faculty, subsequently accepted the story for […]

Review of Scott Eyman’s “John Wayne: Life And Legend”

Not the book cover picture, but this one does capture Wayne’s innate likability.

Simon & Schuster, 574 pp. Someone long ago once wrote that biographers generally fall into two camps in that they either come to love or despise their subject. Scott Eyman falls firmly into the first category with his lengthy effort at […]

“The Track” Accepted By Noir Con Journal – Retreats From Oblivion

Long time readers may recall my announcement back in 2016 that my 20,000 word modern noir novella, The Track, was due to be published. After a long delay, however, and a complete failure on the publisher’s part (who shall remain nameless) to reply to repeated queries, I gave it up as a bad job and […]

The “OH S@#T!” Face Cleaned Up For General Public Consumption













I really can’t say that I blame the poor fellow. After all, we do live in troubled times. An image for these times.

Going A Bit Picasso

Now pretend you’re at the optometrist’s and decide: which image is sharper, the one on the left or the one on the right?