Gargoyle Magazine Online #4 has dropped and I have a story nestled in among all the other stories, poems, art, and essays. Here is a link to the story. For some fantastic reads, here is a link to the Table of Contents where you can access the entire issue! Nancy Hightower's mirror image photo of New York … Continue reading Gargoyle Magazine Online #4
Somehow, I never got the link set up on the FREE STORIES! tab or mad it easy for you to find it. There are a bunch of other links like that, and I'll be fixing them as I get around to it. Putting up posts here isn't a priority of mine as I do have … Continue reading Link fix: Gay & Lesbian Review, December 8, 2020 essay
Not long ago I was getting a collection of linked short stories together to format and send out because that's what you are supposed to do as a writer. One of the first things the recipients will ask is, "Have any of these been published previously and, if so, where where they published?" Wow. Yes, … Continue reading How did this happen?
Gargoyle Magazine Issue 74 contains my short story "Stick Out Your Thumb."
Capclave is live and in-person this weekend in Rockville, Maryland (yes, I have a membership) so grab your vaccination cards if you are "in" because you can't get there without verification. And masks are required. That's a great thing. With Covid 19 Delta out there we need to do everything we can to prevent it … Continue reading Capclave is this weekend!
Are you interested in queer genre literature? If so, you will want to check out the Rainbow Space Magic Virtual Conference this weekend: Friday, March 12th through Sunday, March 14th. Registration is free and attendance is by Zoom and Discord. You can find both registration and the schedule of panels and readings by some of … Continue reading Rainbow Space Magic 2.0 Conference 2021
My Prose Poem on The Broadkill Review (very quick read) With all the crazy distractions lately, I completely forgot that I had a short prose poem go up on The Broadkill Review. It's one of the many linked short stories in my collection about growing up gay last century. https://www.broadkillreview.com/a-walk-in-the-park-by-bob-angell Arisia Con - January 15 … Continue reading My Arisia Conference Schedule & a flash piece
I woke up this morning (December 9th) and found out over coffee that The Gay & Lesbian Review had published my essay, How It All Changed. Wow. That was fast. It wasn't like I didn't know it was coming. They had accepted it last week and said it would go up a week or two … Continue reading You live, you learn, and someone writes it down in the history books.
Last July I recklessly attempted sourdough bread from scratch. We had a commitment ceremony where I promised to feed and protect my newly born starter, buy suitable glass jars and crockery jugs for the rising tyrant, for better or for worse, et cetera. Well, not for worse, because if it goes bad you kill it … Continue reading Rise of the Starter Culture
In the 1990s, I started writing a bunch of short stories based on liminal moments in my life growing up gay in the 1960s and 1970. Over the next twenty-five plus years, they became the a fictionalized memoir of Steven Sterling, a character very much like me growing up very much like I had grown … Continue reading Tag