A selected list of downloadable fiction and nonfiction
- A Courtship (short story published in Chelsea)
A young widow fights the stigma left by her deceased husband.
- To hear a public radio excerpt of "A Courtship" read on WXPN FM by
stage actor Dan Hodge, preceded by brief author commentary, link to
Kelly Writers House, episode 74
- After the Bolsheviks (short story published in Meridian)
A son finds himself in the middle of a cross-generational family squabble.
ON WRITERS & WRITING
- Monster in the Attic
Essay on the role of descriptive language and setting in fiction, with follow-up exercise.
Published in Naming the World: And Other Exercises for the Creative Writer
- Norman Mailer's A Spooky Art
Published in Pleaides
Mailer reflects on his past and considers
his relationship to the writing process.
- Jonathan Franzen's How To Be Alone
Published in Harvard Review
Franzen confronts the difficulty of being a
writer in a modern, mass-consumerist society.
- Best New Stories of the South
Published in Georgia Review
On the difficult balance of preserving traditional Southern
heritage and accomodating modern subject matter.