Recently released:  My book of short stories...

Kisses from Strangers in the Dark is now available at, Barnes and Noble, and your independent book seller

The short story is a different form of communicating ideas.  Other short story writers describe it this way:  

“Most stories we tell in real life are under 500 words. You’re at a party, everyone has a glass of wine, and suddenly you have the floor. You throw out your little story like a grenade. ‘Once I knew a guy who…’ And if you have any social graces at all, you probably keep it under 500. So my advice would be this: Don’t get all up in your head thinking short-short stories have to be poetry without the line breaks. Don’t put on your beret. Just tell a story, an actual story. Quick, while they’re still listening.” – Rebecca Makkai

And from O. Henry

“I’ll give you the whole secret to short story writing. Here it is. Rule 1: Write stories that please yourself. There is no Rule 2.” –

And the title of my book comes from this Stephen King quote:

 ’A short story is a different thing altogether – a short story is like a quick kiss in the dark from a stranger.’

Table of contents:

Let Her Sing

Rebound Grimly

The Morning Star of Crenshaw Blvd

A Hanging in Bear Gulch

Arguments and Asteroids

Insecticide:  A Tale of Vengence

The Jerk and the Palm Reader

The God in Ikea

The Porn Identity

Samurai Swords: A Parable

Possession Has Its Uses

A Sucky Dinner

The Bloody Bastard

Under the Pendulum

Six Word Stories

The Ghost of Barnes and Noble

Proxy Vendettas by Bedlam, Inc.

Psycho Chic

A Snippet's Still a Story

The Repercussions of Quality Programming