I am honored to be reading with acclaimed novelist and poet Anne Leigh Parrish. We will each read selections from our favorite poetry and fiction publications. After the readings we will discuss our inspirations and how we balance writing both poetry and fiction. Followed by an informal Q&A.
Author Terry Tierney has written an excellent tale of a hitchhiker and his journey through Texas. A recent Vietnam era veteran, Flash, sets off on a cross-country hitchhiking trip to escape his unraveling marriage. In Fort Worth a Texas Ranger orders him into his patrol car at gunpoint, and Flash fears arrest or worse with an ounce of weed rolled into his sleeping bag.
Read more about Lucky Ride, which will be published 12/31/2021 by Unsolicited Press: Lucky Ride
In the first magnetic lines of The White Field by Douglas Cole, the narrator Tom enters a surreal purgatory: “I walked into the sun. It seared the road and the rooftops, intense, blinding.” For Tom, the bright heat greets his release from prison, but not as a mere celebration of freedom….
Grateful to Doubly Mad, a beautiful literature and art journal in upstate New York, for printing my short story, “Celebration.” After a night of drinking Curt learns Artie lost a wad of money and maybe his friendship along with it.