On Becoming Me (An Intro)

“The spotted hawk swoops by and accuses me, he complains of my gab and my loitering. I too am not a bit tamed, I too am untranslatable,I sound my barbaric yawp over the roofs of the world.” –Walt Whitman, Song of Myself, 52 I already know I’ll regret setting all down in writing, attached toContinue reading “On Becoming Me (An Intro)”

DEATH RATTLE: Chapter 1

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”

Death Rattle

Funeral director Neil Aldridge is used to grief, but he stumbles when his wife, Anna, loses not only several pregnancies but her lust for life. The Aldridges work around the clock to abate the crushing costs of their mortgage, student loans, and fertility treatments. When they decide to pause their journey to parenthood, Neil believesContinue reading “Death Rattle”

All Publications

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.

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