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?

Original Poetry: ‘HAP/HAZ/ARD,’ as published in Havik’s 2018 literary anthology…

I remember a boy, clumsy, cotton-topped, following that old man around, every-where...

Original Poetry: ‘My Little Girl’ as published in Alchemy 2018…

Yet somehow I became the bad guy...

The first book I authored is now a decade old…

The first book I wrote was a pictorial history I made as a paid writer for the organization.

Original Poetry: Why You (dis)sin’? (as published in Alchemy 2018)…

Poem lets Outlaw knock the dust off his byline for the first time in nearly a decade.

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...

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.

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

Story Excerpt: One bad day can always get worse (Part II)…

Yesterday you met our good buddy Doug, who had a bit of a potty mouth, a bit of a problem with his neighbor, and a bit of a tussle in the yard. With a cop. A real cop, it turned out, not just one of those Rent-A-Cop wannabes like at the mall. Doug just assumed, … Continue reading Story Excerpt: One bad day can always get worse (Part II)…