The Mysterious Case of the Teleporting Cheese (etc) republished!

Somehow, The Good Men Project finds my memoirs worth re-posting! This one was my intro to creative nonfiction, and tbh I don’t think I’ve topped it since.

The Mysterious Case of the Teleporting Cheese, Bagelgate, the Exploding Pyrex Dish, and the Great Silverware Heist of 2016.

An Old Favorite Resurfaces

Remember that phase of writing creative nonfiction I had a few years ago? (it was during a really severe bout of writer’s block) Turns out The Good Men Project thought one of them was good enough to repost.

https://goodmenproject.com/featured-content/my-high-school-economics-teacher-vs-the-world-kpkn/?fbclid=IwAR27uLRiftz8IPR58nVPUCSt48VJXqxVafWPr99ZCvOoi-DS29HbyokSh20

“Doldrums” published at The Yard: Crime Blog

“Doldrums” is one of my favorite short stories that I’ve written. It went live at The Yard: Crime Blog today, and I hope you’ll enjoy it. It’s a story about loneliness, questions to which there aren’t good answers, and being lost at sea.

https://theyardcrimeblog.com/2021/04/09/doldrums/

Edits From KA Collings

It turns out there are actually people in this world who are willing to look over the chaos that is any first draft of mine and help me make it coherent (not a task for the faint-hearted). Chief among them is K.A. Collings, who is a superb editor and just went over my latest short story, in which I finally explore all the things I find creepy about cargo ships.

Collings has a knack for gently nudging a piece exactly where it needs to go, with overarching commentary, line edits, and in-depth analysis of what’s working and what’s not. She’s not just good at telling what needs to happen to a piece to make it truly shine; she can also explain her edits deftly, and when she’s done, all the wrinkles seem to shake out, and the piece comes together.

I definitely recommend her for edits of anything that involves words and paper. Her editorial services can be found here, and you can follow her on Twitter @ka_collings.

Auld Lang Syne

Don’t worry, this isn’t another “reflecting on 2020” post because we’ve had enough of those, and better philosophers than me can analyze this trashfire. Instead, here’s a round-up of what I’ve been up to, as far as writing goes, anyway.

~Graduated (in absentia) from the University of Limerick with my MA in Creative Writing

~Was an editor for The Ogham Stone, and had “To Boldly Go” featured on their website.

~Started Quaint and Curious Volumes, my horror column, at Luna Station Quarterly

~Got a listing on Poets & Writers which means I’m a real poet or something.

There you have it, folks. Happy 2021.

It’s over, Mr. Frodo. It’s done.