Original Poetry: ‘Hipster Jesus,’ as published in the 2018 Havik literary anthology…

Where would we be with Hipster Jesus and his dapper blue checked blazer and skinny jeans?

Mr. Man Candy has gone live across the Midwest…

I always take him with a few grains of salt. Not too much. I mean, dude’s always been on the rotund side, and he’s got a heart condition, for Christ’s sake...

These two really need to get out on the road more…

Now here's a couple of ol' boys who need to spend a lot more time behind some handlebars...

Finally! It wasn’t another a rejection…

Bobby Horecka thought a new byline would never come considering how so many of his submissions had gone lately.

Long gone or leaving…

Goodbye Bill Cunningham and many more before you...

So what’s the deal with this Outlaw business anyway?

As promised some time ago, I finally got around to this part: Outlaw Authorz began in a summer writer's workshop in 2017, when Ol' Burnin' Beard there nearly got a whole group of writers kicked out of the library during his reading. I know, I know... That's some outlaw shit there, huh? But you would've … Continue reading So what’s the deal with this Outlaw business anyway?

Story Excerpt: Chicken Hawk Down (Third & Final Part)…

He soared in places where angels and demons live, way up in the great beyond, and returned to our patch of earth, completely unfazed.

New Story Excerpt: Chicken Hawk Down (Part II)…

Czech--not Spanish--was the predominant language I heard growing up in South Texas. But finding those who know anything beyond "Jaks se mas?" or Pivo is getting harder and harder to do...

Junot Diaz on The Legacy of Childhood Trauma — Longreads

Junot Diaz suffered for years after being raped by a trusted adult at age 8. via Junot Diaz on The Legacy of Childhood Trauma — Longreads     It is perhaps destined I should find these words in my inbox, on this day, one day after--as it truly turns out--the following took place in my own … Continue reading Junot Diaz on The Legacy of Childhood Trauma — Longreads

New story excerpt from: Chicken Hawk Down…. (Part 1)

https://bootsbarsmotorbikes.blogspot.com/2018/04/new-story-excerpt-from-chicken-hawk.html     "Drive!” the old man yelled, reaching inside the pickup cab to grab his weather-beaten .22 from the back window gun rack. He prattles something urgent sounding in Czech, before leaping the side-rail of the truck bed, Duke-boy style, and taking his place hunkered over the cab. “Hang on,” the old man tells … Continue reading New story excerpt from: Chicken Hawk Down…. (Part 1)