Evening Street Review Story

Happy holidays to everyone. This is a short post to mention I have a new short story published in the literary magazine Evening Street Review (issue number 36, Winter 2022). I am excited about the story’s publication because I wrote a very bad draft several years ago, buried the printout in a plastic tote, and years later, unearthed the story like a time capsule and revised it. I thought the narrative had something worth salvaging.

Issue Number 36, Evening Street Review.

And while I understand there are times when a writer must abandon a doomed project, this story’s publication gives me inspiration to revisit other failed prose efforts and restores my faith in the power of revision. I do believe any piece text can be improved with rigorous editing. You can read “Summer of Silence” and other works at Evening Street Review.


The Schoolyard Chase: An Essay

I am working on a long-term writing project (slogging through the research and first-draft stage) and haven’t had a chance to blog recently. But I wanted to point out that an essay I wrote, The Schoolyard Chase, appears in the Spring/Summer 2015 issue of South85 Journal, an online literary magazine. The piece chronicles a shameful incident from my youth, when I blurted out a racial epithet on the grounds of DeWitt Clinton elementary school in my hometown of Rome, New York.¬†You can read the story here.