A Highway or a Short Story Collection?

Highway 70 through Utah is basically a series of short stories tied up by a ribbon of cement. It runs through a region of the state called the San Rafael Swell where there were no major roads at all before … Continue reading

My First Library Book Fair Ever

Jim Stovall was the motivational speaker at my first Library Book Fair ever. The event was held at the Hardesty Regional Library in Tulsa on Saturday, Sept. 13. 2014. I didn’t have the slightest idea who Jim Stovall was or … Continue reading

Shiprock / Rock with Wings

If you drive through the four corners region of the Navajo Reservation along either highway 64 or U.S. 491, you will see a magnificent 1,800 foot tall rock formation rising out of the desert. It seems totally out of place … Continue reading

“Girls from Jumbo” in the Fringeworks anthology, CADAVERS

“Girls from Jumbo” was published by Knightwatch Press in the anthology, Cadavers. The book was launched at Southcart Books, 20-21 Lower Hall Lane, Walsall, UK. Opening Paragraphs:  Animal tracks mark the freshly fallen snow around the cabin. Raccoon and possum … Continue reading

“The Reason” now available in the Fractured Realms anthology.

“The Reason”,  was first published in Glimpses of Insanity, Rainstorm Press, 2012. It has now been published again in  the Horrified Press anthology, Fractured Realms released on June 15, available on Amazon August 21  ALL PROFITS FROM FRACTURED REALMS GOES TO THE AUTISM TRUST.  “The … Continue reading

Oklahoma Ghost Dancers

In 1890, the Lakota on the Pine Ridge Reservation were participating in Ghost Dance ceremonies, which according to the Piute Messiah, Wovoka, would turn the world into a Native American utopia. The dancers painted their bodies black and white and … Continue reading


“Footprints” was one of my earliest and most successful short short stories. It was posted earlier but I think it deserves a second mention since it has been reprinted with minor modifications for a third time by UK magazine, Firewords Quarterly, issue 2, … Continue reading

Ghost Dance

A Paiute shaman named Wovoka (aka Jack Wilson) came down with a high fever in 1888. While he was delirious, he had a vision that would keep him front and center on the stage of American History for the next … Continue reading

The Crazy Snake Rebellion

  In 1906 an eloquent Native American orator embarrassed the U.S. Senate by pointing out the ephemeral nature of Indian treaties: “This was the first agreement that we had with the white man. He said as long as the sun … Continue reading

“Dangerous Fish”

“Dangerous Fish” was published in Dirty Chai: Spring / Summer issue 3 on August 1, 2014. Opening Paragraphs:  Mary Burk didn’t have much on top so she had to work her booty. Fourteen years old and still no period. Her … Continue reading