[13] An Early Arrival

“When did he get here?” the taller of the two men asked, pulling a hefty book off the shelf. “A few minutes ago.” “How’d he go?” “Plane, small-engine.” “Shit. All alone?” The shorter man nodded. “Yep.” “The fool — he’s early. Look.” He pointed at Gregory Donahue, D.O.D. — May 28th, 2064.

Friday Fix Fiction: The Next Chapter Begins

At long last, I’m excited to announce the launch of Friday Fix Fiction, a standalone, online literary journal devoted to fifty-word microfiction. If you enjoyed reading or writing for The Friday Fix over on Medium, I hope you’ll consider taking a look at the new publication. The overall concept is the same, but the model is a bit different.Continue reading “Friday Fix Fiction: The Next Chapter Begins”

[12] Nothing Happened

Davey wandered barefoot along the abandoned railroad tracks behind his family’s trailer — almost stepped on a busted bottle of Jack. He walked until he stumbled upon an old, engraved sign in the woods: On August 17th, 1819, in this exact location, nothing happened. Davey snorted — almost laughed — then headed home.

“Charlie” has been published by Emerge Literary Journal

Good news! On December 6th, my short story “Charlie” was published by Emerge Literary Journal in their sixteenth issue. I am grateful to have been included with so many other excellent writers. “Charlie” originated from a Writer’s Digest photo prompt. I never ended up submitting my story to the magazine (missed the deadline, oops), butContinue reading ““Charlie” has been published by Emerge Literary Journal”

“The World is Ending and I Forgot My Grocery List” is now published!

I have some exciting news! “The World is Ending and I Forgot My Grocery List” was published earlier today by Free Flash Fiction. I’m incredibly excited that this dark, quirky story has a home. If you have two minutes, please give it a read and let me know what you think! All the best, Justin