Stories

Upcoming Publications:

“Truth Comes Out of Her Well to Shame Mankind,” in Alive in Space and Color, edited by Lawrence Block, from Pegasus Books December 2017.
“Little Howl on the Prairie,” in BloodBond, from Alban Lake Publishing.
“The Mask of Pankration” in an upcoming Extreme Wrestling anthology
A story in the upcoming Kill Dan Malmon anthology
“Deadbeat” in Down & Out Magazine issue #2

Available now:

“There Used to be a Ballpark…” in Weird NJ Issue #48
Life During Wartime,” at The Flash Fiction Offensive.
“Gumbo Weather,” in Blood on the Bayou, the Bouchercon 2016 anthology, edited by Greg Herren
“The Big Snip,” in The Best Crime & Mystery Stories 2016, from Kobo Press, edited by John Helfer and Kristine Katherine Rusch
“The Final Encore of Moody Joe Shaw,” a Denny the Dent tale, in Unloaded: an anthology of crime fiction without guns, edited by Eric Beetner, from Down & Out Books (paperback and Kindle)
“Mannish Water,” in Betty Fedora #2.
“Letters to Santa,” in Cruel Yule: A ThugLit Holiday anthology, edited by Todd Robinson (ebook and paperback)
“The Last Detail,” a Jay Desmarteaux yarn, in ThugLit issue #19.
“Little Howl on the Prairie,” in Protectors 2: Heroes, stories to benefit PROTECT
“The Big Snip,” in Dark City Lights, an anthology edited by Lawrence Block.
The introduction to Gerald Kersh’s novel Clock Without Hands, reprinted by Valancourt Books.
“Firecracker,” in Hardboiled Magazine #47 (available from Gryphon Books)
“Brown Sugar Brookdale,” in Blood & Tacos #4
“Black-Eyed Susan,” in Shadows and Light, an anthology to benefit Women’s Aid, the key national charity working to end domestic violence against women and children in the U.K.
“Red Hot,” in Hoods, Hot Rods & Hellcats
“Gumbo Weather,” a Jay Desmarteaux yarn, in Needle: A Magazine of Noir Fall/Winter 2012
“The Story of O Street,” in Oh Sandy: an Anthology of Humor for a Serious Cause (Kindle | Paperback )
“The Old Fashioned Way,” in Stupefying Stories: Mid-October 2012
“Acapulcolypse,” in Nightfalls: Notes from the End of the World (Kindle) and Trade Paperback
“Kamikaze Death Burgers at the Ghost Town Cafe,”  a Jay Desmarteaux yarn, in Feeding Kate
“Tiger Mother,” in Noir Nation #2
“The Rockridge Ringer,” a Jay Desmarteaux yarn, in Hills of Fire: Bare-Knuckle Yarns of Appalachia by Woodland Press
“Six Feet Under God,” in Grift #1 (Trade paperback)
“Just Ice,” in The 5-2: Crime Poetry Weekly, Vol. 1
“Two to Tango,” in Spinetingler: Winter 2012 (Kindle)
“Train,” a Denny the Dent tale, in Shotgun Honey Presents: Both Barrels ( Kindle | Trade Paperback )
“Garbage Man,” a Denny the Dent tale, in Beat to a Pulp: Superhero
“A Glutton for Punishment,” in Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader Presents Flush Fiction: 87 Short Short Stories You Can Read in a Single Sitting ( In Bookstores )
“Free Bird,” in Off the Record: A Charity Anthology ( Kindle | Paperback )
“Black-Eyed Susan,”  in Beat to a Pulp: Hardboiled (Kindle)
Little Sister,” in Lost Children: A Charity Anthology (Kindle | Kindle UK | Nook | Kobo | SmashwordsCreatespace | Paperback )

“Legacy of Brutality,” starring Denny the Dent, in Pulp Modern #1 ( Createspace | Amazon )
“Rain Dog,” starring Denny the Dent, in Crimespree Magazine issue no.43 ( Kindle | Nook )
Punk Dad Manifesto,” in The Utne Reader, July/August 2011
Brands of Single Malt Scotch or Elder Gods of the Cthulhu Mythos?” at Medium
Spike,” in Jersey Devil Press issue #40, March 2013.
The Long Walk Home,” in Burnt Bridge, November 2012
From the Heart“, in Shotgun Honey 8/10/12
We’re All Guys Here,” in [PANK] July 2012.
Lefty,” in Crime Factory Issue #10 ( PDF | Kindle )
White People Problems,” in All Due Respect
Play Dead,” in Yellow Mama #31
Items Found Clogging the Colonic Irrigation Machine,” at The Laughter Shack
Gunplay,” at Pulp Metal Magazine
Faggot,” at Shotgun Honey
Citizen Tool,” at The Laughter Shack
Not With a Bang, But a Squeaker,” in Schlock Magazine‘s Apocalypse Issue
Just Ice,” in The 5-2: Crime Poetry Weekly
Candle,” in Grift Magazine
Junkyard Dog,” starring Denny the Dent, in Plots With Guns October/November 2011
Little Sister,” at Tony Black’s Pulp Pusher
“The Uncleared” (a novel excerpt) in A Twist of Noir
Black-Eyed Susan,” in Powder Burn Flash winner, First Place, The Bullet Awards September 2011
How Slavery Ruined my Vacation,” in Pure Slush
Shogun Honey,” In Shotgun Honey 
The Forest for the Trees,” a Guest Writer spot in The Flash Fiction Offensive 
A Glutton for Punishment,” in Beat to a Pulp
Bless Her Heart,” in Thrillers, Killers ‘n Chillers 
There’s a Bad Moon Rising,” at Flashes in the Dark chosen by Fiction Weekly for the week’s best online fiction 
Fucked,” at Pulp Metal Magazine
Tripadvisor.com reviews of the Overlook Hotel,” at McSweeney’s Internet Tendency
Van Candy,” in The Flash Fiction Offensive chosen by Fiction Daily for best genre fiction
The Last Sacrament,” in Shotgun Honey
Punk Dad Manifesto,” in The Morning News
Phil’s Last Stand,” a Groundhog day Noir.
The Ten Thousand Pound Banana,” a Candle story for Patti Abbott’s zoo story challenge.