Outlaw stories getting a revival on Down in the Dirt…

Mr. Man Candy and The Legend of Chunk now appearing in Down in the Dirt Magazine...

O, How history tends to repeat itself…

What have we learned from ...um, what was that word you used? Hissss...

Latest story now live on USC literary magazine site…

What happens when a medically discharged combat veteran, an oddball albino and a runaway toddler all cross paths one day?  Toss in a big pile of pups and you'd have the start of a character list to Lubbock 1974, one of the newest and darkest stories from my Long Gone & Lost collection, and it … Continue reading Latest story now live on USC literary magazine site…

Original Story: The Legend of Chunk

Horecka's latest short story published in the 2018 CTWS anthology...

Sbohem bohem! We’ll miss you, Gramma…

Horecka's eulogy for his grandmother, Viola Konvicka, who was laid rest yesterday.

Farewell, Gramma! You will be missed…

When Gramma passed away Friday, Sept. 6, 2018, a realization hit home pretty hard. She was the last of my maternal figures that I knew, growing up. I must be hard on those who I've known as such.         My real mother, Betty Faye, left us in 1976.   Her mother, Frances, … Continue reading Farewell, Gramma! You will be missed…

Another story from my forthcoming book to be published…

Just got word from an editor at a literary magazine out of South Carolina that they'd like publish another piece I wrote. They'd like to place it in their upcoming October edition. This current offer is with an online magazine called Amarillo Bay, (so named to reflect the hometown locations the magazine's founders, one from … Continue reading Another story from my forthcoming book to be published…

New words in new places…

Big news on the writing front today! Big news for me, anyway... The editors at Typishly, an online literary publication, gave a nod to one of my new poems. I'll write more on it when the details get a bit firmer. Plus,  a Q&A guest blog I wrote a few months back for a fellow … Continue reading New words in new places…

Been a spell, I know…

Somewhere between teaching summer school college classes, working on book edits, wrapping up my electrical classes and otherwise riding life bareback, trying hard to hang on, I almost forgot about it.

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?