New story for the beginning of December: My Boyfriend’s Horny Brothers, originally published in the anthology Never Easy – which is still available and highly recommended. This story continues my series of “My…” stories, along with My Brother’s Buddy Tony and My Sister’s Boyfriend Joey.
Sorry I haven’t been keeping up with my weekly updates. I’m discouraged by this website lately. I don’t get as much traffic or comments as I used to, and really, it’s my own fault. My initial impetus with this website (in its earlier incarnation as bacteriaburger.com) was just to have a place to post my stories and talk a little bit about them. I used to post a new story every month! Now I go months without posting new stories, and that has to be at least partially the reason why traffic has dropped. I’m going to start posting more frequently, a story every other month if I can. So there ya go.
This week I finished a story for an anthology that’s going to be published by Bruno Gmunder. The story is called “Four Days in the Exurbs” and it wound up being a weird fun-house mirror version of the novella I recently completed, “691 Suburban Dr.” What I’ve noticed lately is that my stories are getting longer. It used to be a real accomplishment for me to write something over 3,000 words. This particular assignment was for a 4,500 word story. My first draft ended up being over 6,000 words, which is kind of insane for me, but it just happened naturally and I never felt like I was padding things out.
I’ve been working on my next (or first) novel, details of which I don’t want to get into yet, but it’s been chugging along so that’s nice.