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Two new pieces, just in time for Valentine’s Day–

Finding Things in the Sheets

and

As I Am

–in Love Notes, A Collection of Romantic Poetry

“Love shared, love in secret, celebrated, exploded…Love Notes has it all…”   ~ Vagabondage Press

P.S. – As you inspire me in so many other things, you are the inspiration for these. I like you lots–not as in parking lots or casting lots, but as in lots and lots, as in bunches. Happy Valentine’s Day, luv. (Everyone else – As you probably guessed, P.S. does not stand for postscript here, and you can barf now.)   ~ N

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“Author Insides” Interview

A snippet from the interview

“I…have probably saved a ridiculous amount on therapy because I write. It’s very freeing—I can floor it the wrong way on the freeway, say good riddance to people I’d like to, or cut a finger off, and it’s all harmless. As well, though, I have found compassion for others I might not have understood if I hadn’t examined a character as deeply as you must to be able to slip into their skin.”

~ N on the Vagabondage Press Blog

Read “Nineteen Degrees,” a story about what it was like to have held a hummingbird.

“…I close the towel around her, cupping her in my hands. She is so light, like a penny, and each time she stirs it is so faint, like moth wings…”

~ published in the August 2011 Issue of The Battered Suitcase from Vagabondage Press  and an honoree in the eChook Digital Publishing 2011 ‘Tis the Season Competition

Watch for two poems in Love Notes from Vagabondage Press, out just in time for Valentine’s Day.

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A Dog and Its Bone

a story about a home invasion debacle involving a Balisong knife, a bottle of Crown, an Old English sheepdog, and one man’s very tall tale

“Their coffee was cold and the room hot, but they hunkered over their cups nevertheless. Mickey scanned the bodies, tables and chairs pressed upon one another by the four brick walls. A brunette in the corner placed her cup on a saucer, looked up from her paper. She lifted her chin at Mickey, trapped his gaze. Mickey looked away and whispered to Christophe, “The details?”…Mickey looked back at the brunette. She had a ring. That’d be a challenge. But, they were feistier with rings on their fingers and never followed you around afterwards…”   <<read more>>

~ November 2011 Issue of Hobo Pancakes: A Humor Journal

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Out just in time for Halloween: a twisted little tale about a woman and her cat, a man with a fish, two dogs, and love within an unstable mind.

It Wasn’t For Myself

“I have done one noble thing in my life, but it wasn’t for myself–it was for the woman I love. And, what wouldn’t one do for love? I guess it was for her cat, too…”   <<read more>>

~ Featured Friday Fiction on October 21, 2011, Black Heart Magazine

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