The Jinni’s Wish (new poem)

The Jinni’s Wish

A wish for endings
like tied shoe strings.

A wish for finishing
like stains on cut tree limbs,
glossy in death
and dining-room tables…

Read the rest in Star*Line (issue 40.4, fall 2017). The issue is 40+ pages chock-full of poetry, available for sale in PDF and print.

Thank you to Vince Gotera​ and the Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association for publishing the poem.

New speculative flash fiction: “The Man with the Broken Heart”

Speculative 66 has a new issue! I’m on lucky page #13, with The Man with the Broken Heart, a 66-word speculative fiction.

Poor Harold—a terrible writer who loved to write. Days, he labored as a mad scientist. Nights, he…

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