Category Archives: short story

It’s my birthday today!  It’s also the late, great Octavia Butler’s birthday.  And the late, great Katherine Dunham’s birthday, too, who had a deep love of Haiti.   I really do believe in the secret language of birthdays and astrology.  How … Continue reading

e-pub, Haiti, Joseph Zoboi, published, publishing, sci-fi/fantasy, short story
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My short story, “The Fire In Your Sky”, was listed as a notable story of 2011 by the storySouth Million Writers Award.  That’s nice.  Thank you for the nomination and all the decision-making folks.  I’m sharing this long list (well, … Continue reading

Awards, short story, storySouth

Eleven years ago, I attended the Clarion West Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers’ Workshop in Seattle.  Six weeks, seventeen writers, six instructors.  It’s been said we’re the only Clarion West class who have had the most profressional publications.  Needless to say, … Continue reading

Clarion West, e-pub, Octavia Butler, published, publishing, short story, workshops, Writing

My short story, “The Muralist”, is up on Expanded Horizons.  I wanted to practice “voice” when I first started writing this story–the word choice, the pacing, the tone, rhythm of the story.  It’s a ghost story told in the point … Continue reading

published, short story, Writing

My first online story was up in the September “Villians” Issue of Crossed Genres Magazine. Here’s an excerpt: The pang of hunger is bitter, sharp, hot – familiar even. I don’t sleep. My feet and right hip ache from carrying … Continue reading

Haiti, Mythology, published, sci-fi/fantasy, short story, Writing