Sockdolager Print Edition

I got my contributor copy of The Sockdolager’s Spring 2016 print edition (you may remember my story “Never” is included)

I ask you, have you ever seen a more adorable chapbook in your life?


I’ve only gotten around to reading the issue now that I have a hard copy in my hands (even though the text is all available online for free — what can I say, I’m old fashioned like that), and I’m only about half-way through. However, so far my favorite story is the one illustrated for the cover: The Roving Bookstore by Andrea Corbin.

Check out all the great stories, if you like that sort of thing.

My story “Never” now available from The Sockdolager

Peter Pan was kind of a dick.

I mean, all of Neverland exists solely so he can play out his fantasies. Whatever he wants, he gets: kick ass tree house, mermaids, fairies. He wants adventures, so he gets pirates…regardless of what the pirates think of the matter. Even if the pirates were real people with real lives, and people who cared for them, and maybe, just maybe hoping for one more chance to redeem themselves from some really terrible deeds…too bad! Peter says you’ve got to come and let him trounce you for all eternity, so that’s your new life. Bad luck fellows!

Neverland is a paradise, but only as long as you’re Peter. If you’re a pirate, it’s a fate worse than death.

Hop on over to the Spring issue of The Sockdolager and read all about it. And if you prefer the entire issue in an easier to read format, you can do that too (might I recommend the print edition?)

“Never” to appear in The Sockdolager

I am very please to announce that my story “Never” is set to appear at The Sockdolager.

What exactly is a “sockdolager” you muse, and then immediately feel foolish for speaking aloud to an empty room. Ah ha, but that’s where you’re wrong: the microphone in your computer secretly transmits all sound back to me, here in “Is This Thing On” headquarters.

A “sockdolager” is a forceful blow, or an exceptional thing or person.

The Sockdolager is a very small publisher.

We publish genre fiction that’s quite good & mostly short. You can read some, if you like.

And then they have an old timey picture of a fine lady about to wipe the pencil moustache off of a gentleman with her serious krav maga skills….so, my kind of place.

(Seriously, left yourself wide open to the ol’ knee-in-the-junk follow through there, dude)

More details as they become available; tentatively look for the spring issue.