Friday, April 26, 2013

Swim Class

I forgot to post the link to this story. It was written in the same vein and on the same day as Dirt Bikes, where I took a Moth Story Hour kind of thing and then made it interesting. Do we really just want to hear funny ironic stories of our petty foibles or do we want stories with man eating fish?

It was published by a favorite site, Linguistic Erosion, which has published 15 or so of my pieces. So thanks.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Johnny Roadside

I have a new story up at one of my favorite sites, Haggard and Halloo, that I am very happy with. It works and it took me three or so tries to get it to what I like. I finally got it when I remembered the song "r. Bad Example" by Warren Zevon. I just kept that song in my head when I wrote the story.

Friday, April 12, 2013

More on the other thing

I will return with more things on my writing life, but I am pretty excited about the Hangover Hour and it coming in a month. Cool Cool Cool. With the help of Bob and Gary, I have started a tumblr site for it. Its very bare bones, but it is out there. Check it out, I am loading it with poetry video links and other things to set the mood

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

The Hangover Hour

I have been off writing and working and running after a four year old. in my spare time, I am setting up a new spoken word reading venue in the city of Worcester. This is a little different, it is at 5 on a Sunday and there will be an open mike for everyone, it will not have a feature per se. It will have people performing the work of forgotten old writers. Actually, not that forgotten. I think all are pretty well known. We have Parker, Millay, Frank O Hara, Stephen Vincent Benet, Lord Buckley and then my favorite, Ruth Draper, who is pretty forgotten. I got the okay for six evenings to try it out. IT is the Hangover Hour Spoken Word Salon and it will be at Nick's starting on May 12th. Very excited. Almost done with the first flyer which will have an open and Tony Brown, poet and raconteur, perform a little Lord Buckley goodness.

That's where I've been