In the ongoing debate about surveillance, privacy advocates have often asked how it would feel if government agents could enter private homes to search physical information as easily as they can search digital information. Set in an alternate, dystopian society, An Agent Calls suggests an answer. It’s available now at Beyond Imagination Literary Magazine.
I Was A Zen Hitman tells the story of Buddha, a professional assassin who deals with the stresses of his job via yoga and meditation. And Amy, the young girl who causes him to rethink his career. It’s published today at Fiction On The Web.
There’s A Leopard In The Garage is published today by Down In The Dirt magazine. Read it at Scars Publishing, under P for Payne. It will also appear in the July / August 2015 print edition.
Three more of my short stories are due to be published by different literary organs in early 2015. Watch this space for news of An Agent Calls, I Was A Zen Hitman and There’s A Leopard In The Garage.
A remote tavern. All the patrons and staff are women. Where are the men? The Sisters is now available at QuarterReads.
Ever had a really bad job interview experience? Ever had a really bad job interview experience in a heavily-militarized near-future dystopia? The short story The Beard Is Not On The Table is now available at QuarterReads.
How would it feel to be surrounded by multiple versions of yourself? Many thanks to the new poetry and short fiction site QuarterReads for publishing my short story Surrounded. Read it at QuarterReads.
I was pleased to be able to get to NatBookFest last weekend. One day at the Washington convention center isn’t much of a match for two days on the Mall, but they did a great job of making it go with a swing nevertheless. Here’s a quick summary of my personal highlights. Claire Messud was… Read More National Book Festival 2014