My friend Ken Pobo and I have work in the latest issue of the Dribble Drabble Review, a journal devoted to 50 and 100 word stories. To find Ken’s piece (“Moonnapped”), click on the Dribble tab at the top of the page and scroll through (authors are presented alphabetically). My story (“First Session of the Last Full Day of the Loneliness Symposium”) appears in the Drabble section.
Sad to hear Cleveland music legend Michael Stanley has died. From the late 70s to mid 80s, the Michael Stanley Band (MSB) would sell out multiple nights at major venues in Northeast Ohio. The band had a couple minor hits on the Billboard charts (one of which was a song featuring Clarence Clemons on sax), but they never managed to make it big. After his heyday, Stanley continued to record and play out. He was also a long-time DJ at the classic rock station in town. He’ll certainly be missed.
A few years ago, I wrote a short story that features the musician. I was trying to say something about opportunity and the passage of time. If you’re interested in reading, here’s the link:
“Long Light” is my contribution to Fictive Dream‘s Flash Fiction February. Many thanks to Laura Black for publishing this piece.
“Monsters Keep Coming,” a kind of horror story about loss, is up now at The Wild Word, a great online journal in Berlin. https://thewildword.com/fiction-michael-cocchiarale/
Below are pictures from my 2019 trip to this fine city. Looking forward to someday being able to travel again…
Happy to have work appear again in Ovunque Siamo, a wonderful Philly-area journal focused on new Italian-American writing. Many thanks to Michelle Reale for accepting this flash.