My story “Uncluttering,” about a mother who needs some room to breathe, is up at British noir site Near to the Knuckle. When I wrote that story, I needed to vent out. Bad. At first I figured it would be just for me because it … was off-putting. But I figured if people were going to read it, NTTK would have the balls to put it up. I think other sites have the balls as well–namely Out of the Gutter–but since I write for OOTG I figured I’d look elsewhere first. And NTTK did it. Thanks Daz and Craig. You guys throw down with the heavy weights.
Also, NTTK needs some love for their anthology Gloves Off. What a killer book. I mean it. Of course, I’m in it, but even if I wasn’t I’d still hold that collection in high esteem. If you like your fiction a little on the gritty side, here is your breakfast, lunch and dinner for weeks to come. It also features Zelmer Pulp authors Brian Panowich and Chris Leek, so you know it’s good.
Folks, Chris Rhatigan of All Due Respect fame let blabber about my favorite subject: me. We did it at his blog, Death By Killing. There I take the time to explain how incredible I am, how the world needs/owes me and I recommend some of my greatest accomplishments. Namely, well, everything. Ever.
Check it out, leave a comment and for God’s sakes, read Rhatigan’s stuff. The dude is damn good. He’s got a short story collection out right now and a novella coming out at the end of April through (KUBOA) press.
Rhatigan edited the All Due Respect anthology that features my story “Formula and Meth.”
The menu column titled ‘Excised Demons’ I put up as a collect-all for any of my stories that have been taken down off the Internet. Posted there now are four shorts which were previously published on now-defunct websites. Oh, Amanda and Sponsor were published at the Short Story Library. Amanda was included in a printed anthology. The link for that is live under the ‘Bullets Already Spent’ column at the very bottom. Evidence was put up in the Heroin Love Songs volume 7 collection and Wilhelm was at the short-lived but eclectic Craniotomic Magazine. Enjoy.