Five Haiku for Opening Day

To celebrate the opening day of baseball season, Skyway Journal has published an issue of baseball poems, which includes five of my haiku. Edited by Fred Shrum, Skyway Journal publishes poetry that falls under such diverse categories as Americana, crime, horror, humor, love and noir.

Poems

Happy Opening Day 2021!

In honor of Major League Baseball’s Opening Day, here’s my tiny tale, “Season Tickets,” originally published by Seven by Twenty on March 4, 2016.

Season Tickets
Between innings they argued over the pitching change, the play at the plate, and how to divide the season tickets in the divorce settlement.

Whole Latte Love

The February issue of Dwelling Literary, out today, includes “Whole Latte Love,” my tiny tale about a coffeeshop crush. Edited by Elizabeth Bates, Dwelling Literary is an online publication that features a different theme each month. The current issue, “At the Love Shack,” is its third. Lindsey Ostrom is the journal’s art editor.

2020 in Review

I’m grateful to have had 12 stories published this year:

  • “Hung Up,” 100 words, in Funny Pearls
  • “First Date,” 50 words, in The Dribble Drabble Review
  • “Stakeout,” 50 words, in Truffle Magazine
  • “Nobody’s Girl,” 50 words, in MoonPark Review
  • “A Game Plan,” 100 words, in The Daily Drunk
  • “Band Aid,” 101 words, in 101 Words
  • “Echoes of You,” 50 words, in Trouvaille Review
  • “The Bus Boy,” 50 words, in Pine Hills Review
  • “To the Saleswoman Who Snubbed Me,” 150 words, in Pine Hills Review
  • “Open All Night,” 50 words, in Pine Hills Review
  • “Kitchen,” 100 words, in Doghouse Press
  • “Mementos,” 100 words, in Thimble Literary Magazine

I also had two exciting firsts this year: “Playing with Fire” (originally published in The Fiction Pool in August 2019) was featured on the English in Practice podcast, and my first poem (non-prose) was published in the Irish publication Crossways Magazine.