Friday, December 13, 2013

The Five-Second Rule

Twenty short stories to pick up

Available from Amazon
Coming soon on Kindle
Coming soon on Audio

Published in 2013
83 pp.
Includes the following:
The Five-Second Rule (2012), N Train (2013), Unsweet (2013), A little Off (2012), A1 (2012), October in the Shawnee (2012), Trestle at the Snake (2012), Eveline (2012), Echo (2012), Redial (2012), Re-enactment (2011), The Other Cheek (2011), Souvenir (2011), Buckville (2011), Asylum (2011), Q-Demon (2011), Trial and Error (2011), Plains Speaking (2011), Luncheon (2011), and Extended Family (2006).

Thursday, July 4, 2013

e pluribus haiku 2013

Available on Amazon
Paperback $3.59
Kindle $1.99

Over 750 haiku, most from a journey in the seventies, from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Whereas most contemporary haiku masters scorn the 5-7-5 syllable American haiku, this volume embraces it as a way of having a unifying structure for many different experiences, and celebrations of place, that these haiku illuminate.

Friday, June 28, 2013

A Dozen Crime Stories from a well-known, big-box, discount retail chain

Now available in paperback at Amazon ($4.27 + shipping) as well as Kindle.

These stories are entirely fictional, and have absolutely nothing to do with anyone's real-life experiences in this well-known store. Using the store as a comment on the nature of modern life can be considered a tribute to its well-established presence in our culture, but is not meant to either glorify or disparage the store itself. All stories were written in 2007. It was created in a number of self-printed copies, but that method of production and distribution was not working very well!

It consists of the following stories: Pass the Syrup, Have a Good Day, Inventory, Wee Hours, Road Atlas, Jack, Drop Off, Apple of her Mother's Eye, The Juggler, Customer Service, Free Parking, and Lord of the Ringers. All were written in 2007.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Boxcars on Walnut


A tribute to my town of 18 years, Carbondale, Illinois. 73 haiku from that era, all together in one volume. $2 + $2 shipping anywhere in the USA (tlevs press, 3023 20th St. Lubbock TX 79410). This volume does not appear online, and is not for sale on Amazon or anywhere else.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Pile of Leaves: Stories of a Rake

Now available in paperback on Amazon:

Seventeen short stories $4.29
Kindle Edition $2.99
audiobook coming

Originally published in 2011, it includes some classics such as Through Train, Audience, and Hold the Pickle. The style is stark and free of frills and cultural innuendo, born of years teaching ESL.

Pile of Leaves: Stories of a Rake includes the following short stories:
Pile of Leaves (2008), Audience (2007), omg wtf tmi (2009), Freshly Doug (2008), Lion's Tale (2008), Good Provider (2009), Hold the Pickle (2009), Check Your Mirrors (2007),  Reasonable Doubt (2009), The Sun Sets on the Western Horizon (2008), Through Train (2006), The Old Home Place (2007), Big Mac and Fries (2008), House of Bricks (2009), Freedom of Speech (2008), Come What May (2009), and Night on the Town (2006).

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

e pluribus haiku 2012

now available in paperback on Amazon

also on kindle.

Over 600 haiku from 50 states, most from an epic journey in the 70's. All are in the 5-7-5 syllable format, so that the entire of body of work has unity. They started with the idea that North American haiku, because of the diversity of the land, should have geographical clues as well as season clues (kigo).