Dear readers and friends, Today is a big day! Please join me in celebrating the publication of DEATH RATTLE: Chapter 1 in The Writing Disorder, an online literary journal! This excerpt is especially important to me because it is the oldest section of my novel–it pays tribute to the short story that DEATH RATTLE wasContinue reading “DEATH RATTLE: Chapter 1”
Mortician Neil Aldridge is used to grief, but he struggles to comfort his wife, Anna, who’s reeling from multiple miscarriages. Teaching elementary school art has paid for their Long Island home and fertility treatments, but it has transformed what Anna once loved (children and art) into a mockery of her existence. When their dreams ofContinue reading “Death Rattle”
Celebrate with me! My first Death Rattle excerpt was published today! This passage explores the protagonist’s difficulty with maintaining a relationship with his father under the constraints of working class life and the American Dream. Read “Neil Aldridge, Sr.” here. The literary magazine has also published my literary autobiography, “Escapes,” which you can read here.Continue reading “Double Publication Alert: Novel Excerpt & Literary Autobiography”
DEATH RATTLE: Chapter 1 (DEATH RATTLE excerpt) The Writing Disorder September 22, 2020 Read here. “NEIL ALDRIDGE, SR.” (DEATH RATTLE excerpt) Litbreak Magazine June 22, 2020 Read here. “ESCAPES: A Literary Autobiography” (nonfiction) Litbreak Magazine June 22, 2020 Read here.