Spinning The Record Preview

The title story of Spinning The Record first appeared here, in The Summerset Review.  If you enjoyed it, please feel free to order the collection, which includes a revised version of this story. Advertisements

Eleusis (Preview from Spinning The Record)

One of my favorite stories in Spinning The Record is “Eleusis.” It’s a bit long so I was ecstastic when it first found a home as a finalist for the Saints and Sinners 2014 Fiction Contest.  You can read that version here. If you enjoyed that story, you can order the entire collection, Spinning The…

Review of Eleusis

Here’s a fabulous review of my short story “Eleusis,” by a fellow writer, N.S. Beranek, whose own collection, Angels Fall, which will be available this October.  A revised version of “Eleusis” will appear in Spinning The Record.

Review of Beginning With The Mirror (Part 4: “Vision”)

This is a review of one short story within the collection, Beginning With The Mirror by Peter Dubé. “Vision” is the last, and in my opinion one of the most poignant stories, in the collection. The story begins with the narrator visiting his long time friend, Dean, in the hospital and we quickly learn that…

Review of Beginning With The Mirror (Part 3: “Funnel Cloud”)

This is a review of one short story within the collection, Beginning With The Mirror by Peter Dubé. “Funnel Cloud” reads more like a prose poem rather than a traditional story, not only for the attention the author gives to every word and image, but the way this story, rather than follow a narrative arc…

Review of Beginning With The Mirror (Part 2: “Needle”)

This is a review of one short story within the collection, Beginning With The Mirror by Peter Dubé. Like most of the titles in this collection, the title for “Needle” is just one word. And rather than follow the traditional arc of the short story to the protagonist’s epiphany, “Needle” instead follows a path that…

Review of Beginning With The Mirror (Part 1: “Blazon”)

This is a review of one short story within the collection, Beginning With The Mirror by Peter Dubé. “Blazon” centers on a narrator who realizes through life threatening trial and error that his same sex desire is related to fire, an ingenious and poetic way to explore internalized homophobia. “Blazon” is titled like most of…

Channeling Fitzgerald

This story was originally published in the now defunct fictionville. It has similar characters and themes to Spinning The Record, and although I intended to include it in the collection, it just didn’t fit. Channeling Fitzgerald “I’m going to channel Fitzgerald tonight,” Marc said. He blew the smoke towards the open passenger side window. He…