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Two-Minute Glory – A Musical Short Story

040 Download | Play in new window Two-Minute Glory is a short story for new college grads and other youngsters who are excited about moving to new cities. As I was working on the mix and master of this podcast, it … Continue reading

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A Heartwarming Short Story of Family, Alcohol and Aliens

029 Download | Play in new window The Magic-Fiver is a short story exploring the numerous secrets that a seemingly normal family can keep hidden. No, it was not inspired by Robin Williams and his portrayal in Mork and Mindy… or was … Continue reading

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Best Short Stories Ever

And the Three Best Short Stories Ever Are… There’s a longer list of short stories we could go into but if you are just getting acquainted with short stories, why not start with these classics?

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Not the Best Twilight Zone Episodes Ever

Lesser-Known Twilight Zone Episodes! How about an homage to some of the lesser known episodes? Sure, we’ve all heard about the time William Shatner freaked out on the plane (Nightmare at 20,000 Feet!) But what about those other Twilight Zone … Continue reading

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Zombie Clown Western

009 Download | Play in new window THERE WERE SEVEN OF THEM LEFT—eyes bloodshot, worn thin. They waited for the sun to spill over the emptied saloon of the dust blown town. Montgomery and Tallboy had pulled a bunch together—mostly drifters—shiftless … Continue reading

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The Riddle of Plastic

Scene: ——A much older Alexander Hambone is counseling his only son on the family-room couch of his palatial mansion.  Watcha watching there little youngster? Conan the Barbarian! *child swings an imaginary sword* the riddle of steel! You really are taken … Continue reading

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Jesse, Teach Me to Play Cards

Jesse didnt mess with the wires no more. He picked an old red car with a nice back seat and a soft, red inside. The windows could roll all the way down. He pounded a screwdriver under the steering wheel … Continue reading

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Wattpad: The Missing Puzzle Piece

On Tuesday of this week, I was emailed by a representative from Wattpad.com with an invitation to join their Writer Partner Program and have my novel, Growing up Wired, featured on the front page of their site for about two … Continue reading

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First Review, KDP Select, Ebook Weirdness

The first review from a book blog for my novel, Growing up Wired, was posted on Amazon and Goodreads by Lori Clark of Just Bookin’ Around this past Saturday. I have to admit it was a moment of anticipation for … Continue reading

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Your Kid’s iPod Touch

THE FIRST SEVENTH GRADE math class begins in three minutes. Alexander Hambone heads to the door to guard against truant kids, introduce himself and try his best to establish rapport.  As the room fills, he moves to the front with … Continue reading

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The Golden C

“WHAT A STUNNING RESTAURANT,” said Jenny. “By the way, may I see your Golden C?” “It’s not the right time,” said Alexander. “Just a tiny peek.” “The waiter will be back any minute.”

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@Twitter_Frankenstein

THE WEBSITE’S AD was almost too good:  “Leverage the power of TAIR:  Twitter Artificial Intelligence Robot! Awaken a personalized Frankenstein. Unleash it upon the unsuspecting Twitterverse!” I pawed for my credit card. The software was leading edge—powerful, POWERFUL but… artificial … Continue reading

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Limelight

IN THE INSTANT OF NIGHT when a bar-hopping bachelor detects a lapse in autumn’s wind, the odds shift against his favor. Alexander Hambone had yet to discover a suitable prey for his intention. Nor an unsuitable one. On the bar’s … Continue reading

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Property Returned

JOSH KNEW HIS PARENTS couldn’t afford to buy him a pair of Nike Air high-tops like Tommy Jackson had. When Tommy Jackson called him poor, Josh still felt ashamed. Josh caught the shame as it popped out his mouth and … Continue reading

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Digital Girlfriend

ALEX WASN’T THRILLED about getting on that elevator. The Barrel Factory lofts were too upscale for his income yet full of other broke, young professionals fresh from Indiana University. Since the lazy owners were aware of their tenant’s lack of … Continue reading

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The Natural Celebrity

ROY WASN’T A BIG GUY. That was the mystery of it. How could something so big come out of a 145 pound guy with a black crew-cut and skinny bird-like hands? Sure, in the duration of his thirty-four years, he’d … Continue reading

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Girl Fistfights Boy

THE RANCH WAS ONE of those three-level clubs with sprawling, rooftop bars that are popular in downtown Austin. It was on West Sixth where the college girls and models strutted in leading-edge technologies of revealing garments under water misters and … Continue reading

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I Want to Stand in My Cubicle

IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN A REASONABLE FEAT to cardswipe the door while half-grasping the bag of McDonald’s breakfast. The proximity switch would not bleep or flicker green. “Thanks again, God,” Jacob muttered. It was 10:30 in the AM and the … Continue reading

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Robot Famous

A YOUNG WOMAN of platinum blonde hair and gorgeous legs sat, cross-legged, in a black Italian leather skirt, facing the room’s panoramic view of the roiling, noontide pacific and a panel of network producers.

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The Corporate Afterlife

THE COUCH WAS HIS, the safest place to be and where all energies fragmented throughout the week could be gathered up again.

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