“Better Than a Vintage Marshall” Published in THE DRABBLE (100 words)

The Drabble just published my short piece “Better Than a Vintage Marshall,” which you can read by clicking here. And now this is my fourth publication with my very favorite 100-words-or-less online magazine. So please, check The Drabble out—they’re part of my daily reading, and better minds than mine often put together some really clever …

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Don’t Sleep, There Are Snakes — Not a Bad Piece of Nonfiction!

Last year I listened to NPR cover a story written in The New Yorker about translator-professor-ethnographer Daniel Everett. As these things sometimes go, the New Yorker article was a partial review of Everett’s book Don’t Sleep, There are Snakes, and a partial overview of Everett’s life and the controversy he’s generated in the field of …

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“Mr. DeShaw’s Sculpture” Published in MYSTERY WEEKLY MAGAZINE (5,987 words)

Mystery Weekly Magazine published my story “Mr. DeShaw’s Sculpture” in their February issue. I think it’s the best thing I’ve ever written, and you can look at a preview of it on their website here or buy the physical issue (or a Kindle issue) through Amazon. And that’s interesting—this is my first physical publication, and …

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“Prison Prose” Published in THE DRABBLE (100 words)

The Drabble just published my short piece “Prison Prose,” which you can read by clicking here. Now, two quick things: First, The Drabble is an excellent 100-words-or-less online magazine that I read daily. Also, I owe them a small debt of gratitude. I first started writing fiction in 2011 or so, and I wasn’t really …

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Where’s the Climax in A Separate Peace? (Freshman Want to Know!)

We just finished A Separate Peace by John Knowles in my freshman English class, right in time for break! This is the first year I’ve taught freshman at my current school—as happens occasionally, teachers shuffle things around, which means every once in a while you get a new set of curriculum (to be specific, I …

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