Shootings in Minnesota and Louisiana

Shootings in Minnesota and Louisiana

Things are getting worse. A young black man from Minnesota, returning from getting a haircut for his birthday, is gunned down while apparently following police instructions, and it’s barely a surprise. That Philando Castile was in a car beside a four-year-old (who’s lucky not to have caught a bullet herself), trying to both keep his hands up and produce an ID, hardly even comes as a shock. Diamond Reynolds, Castile’s girlfriend, didn’t sound surprised as she live-streamed the aftermath from behind the wheel, before her phone had a chance…

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A Review of Hymns and Icons: Poems

A Review of Hymns and Icons: Poems

Something I’m lucky to have access to is a regular writing group. For a few years now, a handful of us have been getting together once a month to workshop our short fiction, keep one another motivated, and generally scheme our future successes. I often refer to myself as the Old Man Winter of the group; I have close to 10 years on the rest. But I’m pretty thankful for that divide – on one hand, I’m able to notice…

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Cover Reveal for Path of Angels: Michael

Cover Reveal for Path of Angels: Michael

My friend Patricia Josephine is getting ready to launch her new novella series, Path of Angels, and I’m pretty excited for her. Patricia is one of the hard-working writers I’ve met online – she keeps me motivated, makes me laugh, and writes some damn fine stories. The new series debuts soon, and will be available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo and Smashwords for 99 cents. You can learn more about the series here, or check out a blurb after the…

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