Other Household Toxins is here!

I’m excited. The stories in Other Household Toxins have been accumulating for the last 10 years. The collection is an eclectic grouping of flash fiction. From magic realism to in-your-face realism, and everything in between–surrealism, absurdism, hyper-realism (and more -isms)–the collection has something for everyone. I hope there’ll be something you love among the 48 […]

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Other Household Toxins — Cover Reveal

Jessica Gawinski is crazy talented. I’m thrilled that she did the cover for my debut collection of flash fiction, Other Household Toxins. This eclectic group of 48 stories from the past 7 years is my interpretation of flash fiction thus far. Many of the stories come and go on one page, and some push the […]

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New Story at Prime Number Magazine

Sweet readers. I know all of you aren’t Russian and Chinese spambots. Over the last few days, you’ve sent me 10,000 hits a day. I hope you’ve had a laugh. Maybe you’ve learned something? I’m not really here to teach you anything (that’s my day job), but I do hope to keep your eyes open, […]

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Contests! Contests! Contests!

At the moment I’m hosting TWO contests. You might have heard about the contest at this blog. Here is the LINK to that one, and there is only one more week to enter! It’s a travel essay contest with monetary prizes and books to win. It’s fairly easy to enter, but I would like to […]

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STRIPPED

Late in 2011 I was stoked to have a story included in STRIPPED, a collection of anonymous flash. The concept underpinning the collection was that the stories–which all deal in some way with gender or how the roles we play as men and women affect our writing or our writing style–would be genderless. The reader, […]

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Best of the Net Nomination!

Karambolage(Important! If this post is cut off at the bottom, reload the page. This usually solves the problem.) I woke up this morning with the oddest feeling. I had odd dreams. Let me tell you about the dreams. The first one was about a surrogate mother. I’m not sure why she was black (if she […]

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Jamison’s Clarity

A Diesel Jeans Ad in London, 2001(A first for I Must Be Off! I’m posting one of my stories here for the Flash Across Borders edition of the Aotearoa Affair Blog Carnival. If this post is cut off at the bottom, try reloading the page. This usually solves the problem.) Jamison’s Clarity by Christopher Allen […]

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Good Things Come in Threes

(Important! If the bottom of this post is cut off by the homepage’s pictures, try reloading the page. This usually works.) My recent health problems notwithstanding, I am a very fortunate person. Life isn’t always good, but it’s instructive. Before I moved to Germany, my outlook on life wasn’t so rosy. Actually, maybe I’m giving […]

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New Story at Every Day Fiction TODAY!

Hello, pretty IMBO reader. Today my story “…and Counting” is live at Every Day Fiction. At around 800 words, this flash fiction story is very slurpable in just a few minutes. It’s humor–no one dies–and it’s all about the timepiece Teddy Bayer is wearing in the photo. Stop by and comment if you have time. […]

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