LEAVE: And Other Stories Short and Shorter

NEW RELEASE

I'm happy to announce the release of my fifth book, a short story collection entitled: LEAVE: And Other Stories Short and Shorter. Within the collection, there are 30 stories new and old. Some are short in length as are traditional short stories, and some are shorter in length, as are the more contemporary flash fiction … Continue reading NEW RELEASE

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THE FIX: A Short Story

Here's a look at the book cover and a brief excerpt (it's about the only parsing of the story I could find to share here that wasn't filled completely with vulgar language - hey, the story involves sailors...what can I say?) of a story about fear, passion, and unrequited desire that I just added to … Continue reading THE FIX: A Short Story

Yes, that #shortfilm of mine is still a thing…

It's hard to believe it's been over a year since we wrapped up production out in West Hollywood on my short film LEAVE, which was adapted from my short story of the same name. That, my friends, was a good time, indeed. Time sure does go fast... And, frustratingly enough, it, concurrently, goes so frakkin' … Continue reading Yes, that #shortfilm of mine is still a thing…

Transformation of a G

He kicks off the covers and reveals the body of a mid-sized, thin but muscularly defined, mid-twenties, African-American male. He does some cat-like stretching and then concludes his ritual with some aggressive eye-rubbing underneath the pillow. While doing so, he seems to notice something strange about his hands. He holds them over his head and … Continue reading Transformation of a G

So there I was just minding my own business…

You know, making every honest effort not to think about #youknowwho by revisiting a favorite book of mine (and which is listed as one of my Writing Resources) so as to give my brain a break from of all of #youknowwhose juvenile behavior, which includes but by no means whatsoever is limited to his recent … Continue reading So there I was just minding my own business…

Fake News is so Poe-thetic

I read an Edgar Allan Poe story today entitled The Angel of the Odd. It's a fun, fast, Kafka-meets-Twain, easy to forget kind of read. But what is most memorable to me about the story is that it is entirely set up around the protagonists drunken dismay over what we would call the "fake news" … Continue reading Fake News is so Poe-thetic

LEAVE IS LIVE! | PLEASE DONATE & SHARE

This is it, my friends. The moment I've been waiting for where things finally begin to get real for me. And by real I mean from now until the end of the filming of LEAVE at the end of October, it looks like it's going to be one mad rush of new and exciting experiences. … Continue reading LEAVE IS LIVE! | PLEASE DONATE & SHARE

George Saunders On Story

I haven't read any Saunders yet; been meaning to...more so after watching this:     I discovered this video at Saunders' site. I watched it first at The Atlantic. You can see it in its original production at the beautiful site of Redglass Pictures. If there are any Saunders fans or nonfans out there, what … Continue reading George Saunders On Story

The book’s always better than the movie…

Right? That's the rule, right? Books rule over movies. Always. Before I got involved with this whole short film thing, I always would get indignant after watching yet another failed movie adaptation of a book I liked. And I would always wonder to myself why in the heck could they never get it write/right. Until … Continue reading The book’s always better than the movie…

WRITE EDIT WRITE: Flash Fiction by Author Pam Schloesser-Canepa

Last week I announced that we were starting a private Facebook group for Writers and Readers called WRITE EDIT WRITE. Well I am happy to say that we have had a great response to the announcement and our group includes a growing host of active and creative members. And while we're still getting situated and … Continue reading WRITE EDIT WRITE: Flash Fiction by Author Pam Schloesser-Canepa

A Mid-Term Thank You To All Who Support #IndieFilms

Seeing that we will begin filming sometime in early July, I would say we are about half-way through our campaign to raise the seed funds, so to speak, for the larger Indiegogo campaign that will raise the major funds needed to produce LEAVE, a short film based upon a screenplay I wrote. So, to celebrate … Continue reading A Mid-Term Thank You To All Who Support #IndieFilms

Write What You Know, You Know…

They say, Write what you know... And in response I say, Okay... So when I began in earnest to write stuff for people to read way back in the early Nineties - what a great decade that was - about all I knew about life outside of my personal life which I didn't and still … Continue reading Write What You Know, You Know…

While waiting impatiently yet steadfastly for my #shortfilm funding campaign to begin…

I invite you to pass the time checking out the short film funding campaign for a good friend of mine, Jeffrey Stackhouse. Jeffrey - an award-winning screenwriter and all around talented/good guy - and the rest of his cast and crew, have just launched a fundraising campaign to produce "I Am The Doorway," a ‪‎film … Continue reading While waiting impatiently yet steadfastly for my #shortfilm funding campaign to begin…

So, I’m Going To Make A Movie… UPDATE #1

As you may already know, a short film is going to be made of a screenplay I adapted from LEAVE, one of my short, dramatic stories about what it may have been like for the first females sailors assigned to warships back in the Nineties. It probably isn't much of a spoiler to say that … Continue reading So, I’m Going To Make A Movie… UPDATE #1

I was going to review Hemingway’s A MOVEABLE FEAST, but…

...I am knee deep (I'm pretty tall dude so that's pretty darn deep) into so much stuff* -- stuff being formatting my two latest books HOW NOT TO DIE and SHORT VERSES & OTHER CURSES into print editions; setting up the logistics for the film adaptation of my short story "Leave" (fundraiser announcement soon - … Continue reading I was going to review Hemingway’s A MOVEABLE FEAST, but…

Mark Twain

A Turkey Tale by Mark Twain

#happythanksgivingmyfriends   HUNTING THE DECEITFUL TURKEY Mark Twain When I was a boy my uncle and his big boys hunted with the rifle, the youngest boy Fred and I with a shotgun--a small single-barrelled shotgun which was properly suited to our size and strength; it was not much heavier than a broom. We carried it … Continue reading A Turkey Tale by Mark Twain

Neil Gaiman Is My Co-Pilot

Okay, I've never been one of those hardcore Gaiman fanboys* that you see following him with blind, whole-body, fervor on twitter but I sure do have a whole lot of respect and admiration for what he's accomplished in his life - and mine. Beginning with The Sandman series oh so long ago, Gaiman seems unable … Continue reading Neil Gaiman Is My Co-Pilot

At least when the robots take over they will be much quicker in rejecting one of my stories…

You know, seeing how we already have robots writing poetry and composing music, I assume we will soon have robots taking over as reviewers and editors, as well. I yearn for that day... You see, months and months ago -- essentially an eternity in our hyper-paced, brain-frazzling, tele-connected, continually-morphing-right-before-our-eyes day and age -- in an … Continue reading At least when the robots take over they will be much quicker in rejecting one of my stories…