The Sweetland Quartet

Skyrmion, the first book of the Sweetland Quartet by Duane Poncy, expected out by August 2021. For those left behind, the act of crossing over to Sweetland is, literally, no different than death, but Joe Larivee believes he has seen the other side, and now he must decide: is Sweetland real, and, if so, does …

On the Jolly boat

Thought I’d share an illustration I made for Adventures of Yvonne, which a children’s story inside of our novel, Ghosts of Saint Pierre. Yvonne is the little girl seated in the center of the boat, between her mother and her brother, Andre. They are on their way to board the Libert√©, a pirate ship on …

The Rose Room, 1973

All the nameless men, the Jims and Joes and Davids, at the rail on this training ground. From our vantage point we can not see their eyes, the other girls and I. Light shines against us, but it flows around them leaving their faces blank. It is not for us to see them, not for us to choose.

Tsalagi Poems

I have posted a few of my Cherokee poems. I may post some short stories and excerpts later. the long man grandfather, the Long Man, came down from the hills to the green valleys of the Smokey Mountains, where grandmother sent her love in the four directions, giving life to our mother Selu, and our …

tuesday on Powell

The sun is in the east, backlighting the slender blond haired woman in ponytail cutoff jeans a lightweight jacket over her torso. One leg is bent at the knee, the other straight. She dangles a cigarette from her right hand. A man with a bicycle stands a few feet from, and to the south, of …

Covert Purple

You drop that little piece of something out the window of the car, covertly, as if to hide it from the driver or anyone who might be watching. As if I were an undercover bicycle cop and the fine for littering might suddenly be enforced and the price too much to pay, but the risk …

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