I'm a sucker for a good tragedy. Hamlet and King Lear? My absolute favorites of Shakespearean plays. (Romeo and Juliet are for sissies.) Tess of the d'Urbervilles? Been there, done that (and loved it). It's fair to say that I appreciate a good sniffle at the end of a read.
Yet, I've never written ...(more)
A clown goes to what might be his last gig (5,200 words)
This was Andy Brocato’s favorite part: drawing on the smile. Most of the work had been done already. The whiteface was in place, masking the pallor and wrinkles he had collected over the years. The upturned triangles around the eyes gave a s...(more)
When I heard about John Varley's short story, "The Persistence of Vision," i thought, "This'll either be great or God-awful." Fortunately, it was the former.
The short story, which won the Hugo and Nebula awards in 1979 is about a drifter who roams New Mexico as the country falls into yet anothe...(more)