JUNE Issue of CHESTNUT out now

    This month’s CHESTNUT is live now on AMAZON. The story is a bit of an experiment in tempo and voice. It’s a 3000 word story about the “fall” and about perspective. The story is called THE CHILDREN OF THE DAMNED. Here’s the link to the Amazon US site. Amazon UK site. I’ll add…

this smell (a poem)

this smell it provokes something within me behaves like this is a time for celebration though I’ve had no good news lately experiences are so unlike the memories they create as you’re dancing to the sound of the music you feel the rhythm of your heart connect with everything around you while the memory of…

IF POPPIES WERE BLUE (A POEM)

If Poppies were blue I might  think of you. The kid sits on the floor playing with distorted dystopian dinosaurs They are crawling out of mud piles, Fighting buck-toothed aliens with glowing limbs, The neon in all the colors of the rainbow.   I push a sugar cube into an orange and suck on it, childhood memories…

BLACK LETTERS: a poem

The dark night sky is a faithful canvas, With a cup of coffee by my side I pick up my pen to write you a letter You of the evening sky Traveling over my window In the form of a single star. I feel tenderness rising within me. Letters are black. They form constellations, Simple,…

Reading Books is Hard Work…

I’m reading a book. And yes, I can hear everyone who has ever known me sigh, “I know”. In the past days I’ve been wondering if I haven’t been reading the wrong in way lately. Not because I’m reading sideways, I’m not trying the Chinese way – but maybe I have been doing it the wrong way nonetheless?…

The May issue is OUT NOW

This month’s Chestnut is up on Amazon and iBooks. It’s a story somewhat in the spirit of magical realism and it’s about forgiveness, loneliness and heartbreak, but also about someone brave enough to go into a playground tower in the middle of the night. I’ve been slacking off apparently. Last month there was an issue as…

THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF HALLOWEEN STORIES

Let me tell you about a book and it’s not just any book.   I am thrilled to have a story in THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF HALLOWEEN STORIES edited by Stephen Jones. It’s going to be published by Skyhorse and is coming out on Halloween. More info here. Happy to be amongst so many outstanding writers: “Introduction:…

Status-Quo

It’s still cold and though most of the snow managed to melt away in the brief “warmth” we got last week the earth is now white again. I hate snow! The cold here bites especially hard too. It’s as if the fact that we only get a short cold-spell means that it has to bite you to the…

THE CHESTNUT brings you WINGS OF SORROW

The MARCH issue of THE CHESTNUT is out on AMAZON. The story is called WINGS OF SORROW. It’s a “mythical” story were everything isn’t the way it appears, about friendship, hardship and resilience. You can find the US version here. You can find the UK version here. ​​  

Parting Ways while Lying Down

I’m divorcing. No, he is divorcing me. It was not my idea and I won’t take responsibility for that part. He left me because he fell in love with another woman. I’m not sure that means he doesn’t love me, but it certainly means that he is not in love with me and so… Breakup. And…

THE CHESTNUT presents THE CLOVER FARM

  This issue of THE CHESTNUT is for the broken hearted, the lonely and those who need a little luck in their lives, and also for the rest of you with red beating hearts and heart-shaped glee in your eyes.  This month we bring you a story of loneliness, companionship and luck. A short modern fairytale that…

The Chestnut out NOW

The January issue of THE CHESTNUT is finally out. The first story of the year is a tale of a search set in Helsinki. I hope you enjoy! You can find it on Amazon and on iBooks. ​​SMLXL