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The Search for Spock

My wife had to call AAA yesterday when her car wouldn’t start. They told her someone would be there in 30 minutes and gave her a hyperlink so she could monitor the responder’s location. The guy got there not in … Continue reading

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Netflix for short stories

This is my 27th anniversary at the day job. Technically, it’s tomorrow, but I won’t be at work on that day, so I’m calling today the anniversary. This time next year, I will have worked for the same company for … Continue reading

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Pate de foie gras

I finished a new short story this weekend and got it off to its potential market. I have a few more of these that I’d like to tackle in the next four to six weeks. Then it’s back to novel … Continue reading

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High seas

I got my semi-annual royalty check for When the Night Comes Down, the Dark Arts collection that contains four of my stories. I can now buy that pack of gum I’ve been saving up for! The book is available in … Continue reading

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The Hip

I finished the first draft of a new short story this morning, my first in a while. The draft took about seven days, and the story came in at about 4900 words, which is quite a bit longer than I … Continue reading

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Murder on the High Cs

After five or six consecutive days with the temperatures exceeding 100° and the heat index in the mid 100-teens, we’ve had some relief. In the form of torrential rain, but we’ll take it. After a very soggy beginning to the … Continue reading

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O-sake

Turned in my 40th column for Cemetery Dance magazine last night. That’s a lotta words, especially factoring in how long the early ones were. We watched a fascinating movie on Netflix called The Birth of Sake, a documentary about the sake … Continue reading

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The Little Things

It’s always gratifying to receive an Honorable Mention from Ellen Datlow. In the introduction to the newest Best Horror of the Year, she mentions notable fiction in October Dreams II, including my story “The Boy in the White Sheet.” And … Continue reading

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How NECON cured my jet lag

Fifteen hours of sleep over a three-day period, on top of two cross-country flights will do it! I got into Providence on Thursday afternoon after a couple of uneventful flights that took me through Charlotte. It was an early morning … Continue reading

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Stranger and stranger

I had the weekend to myself, so I watched a lot of Netflix. First, I finished Season 1 of Bloodline, wherein all is revealed. Leave it to a cop to be able to set up the near-perfect frame-up job. “Near” … Continue reading

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