Cold Mountain Review — Stench

My short story Stench has been published by Cold Mountain Review — the literary journal of Appalachian State University.  I couldn’t be more pleased with the home this story found.

I set out to make the story as viscerally disgusting as I could.  I’m told I succeeded.  But there was a point to the disgust and I’m hoping that comes through.

You can read (or listen to it) here.  

Let me know what you think!  I love comments.

 

My West Virginia Home – A Digital Story

At the behest of my writing group partner, Beverly Bisbee, I took her daughter’s, Kathy Bisbee’s, class on digital storytelling.  It may have changed my life.  I get to combine my love of photographs and images with my love of storytelling.

This video is my first foray in this medium.  It still needs work and probably always will, but I want to share it.  This represents hours of work.  Hopefully, I’ll get better and faster.  Please enjoy!

I’m ready for my close-up, Mr. DeMille

Several months ago I was approached by Bobby Lee Messer about doing a video reading of my work.  I said sure, but he had to provide the writing prompt.  He did.  And I wrote.  And he videoed.

It was fascinating!  I’ve never seen that side of things before and had no idea what went into making a 3-minute video.  A lot of work!

The editor at WestVirginiaVille, where I’m the Minister of Paragraphs, published the video this afternoon.  I look old and fat, but that’s okay.  This was about new experiences and it was a grand one!

 

Please enjoy!