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...

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...

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)

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)…

Story Excerpt: One bad day can always get worse (Part 1)…

Once again, as a courtesy to friends and family not particularly fond of my blue language from time to time, I must once again beg your forgiveness and rate this with R. For the rest of you, though (let's hum a few bars and give that first bunch a chance to log out: Hmmm, hmm … Continue reading Story Excerpt: One bad day can always get worse (Part 1)…

Possum killin’… (Part 2)

You met my dog, Hico, in my last installment. We were talking about how you could pick up on all sorts of things from a dog's bark, if you learned how to listen. And as promised, allow me to introduce said possum. (Don't get too attached to him.) Here's where we left off: There’s the … Continue reading Possum killin’… (Part 2)

Excerpt from ‘Mr. Man Candy’

A work in progress by Bobby Horecka, Outlaw Extraordinaire Now before you start calling me a straight up asshole, you’ve got to understand how we two first met. Not that what you might call me matters much. I been called worse. A lot worse. Today, even. If the boot fits, I always like to say, … Continue reading Excerpt from ‘Mr. Man Candy’