Punk Fiction Blog

May 13, 2020

Keeping busy during lockdown has been a quantum change. Routines are different, all indoors. I have adapted always moving forward, reorganizing, and finding my way in a new world. I do a prison style workout of sit-ups, pushups, and a resistance band everyday along with some stretch and Tai Chi videos. My reading time has d...

April 30, 2020

The last days before lockdown were strange. There was a vibe in the air—a second sense—of something being wrong. A subconscious fear was on the rise. The first I noticed it was February 23rd. Bo and I went to Georgetown to eat at a Chinese restaurant. A lot of people were out in the thrall of restaurants and shops. We desce...

April 13, 2020

Writing the Rebel’s Edge series brought up memories of the past. A past I felt long disconnected to but forced myself to relive from 2013 - 2019. An autobiographical story, written decades later, can cause a rift in self—a duality in nature. I am no longer who I was as a wayward youth, yet to write the story I had to put my...

March 31, 2020

Parallels to my youth rise up as I sit by the window overlooking the Russian styled courtyard below, on the third floor, of the building we have been mostly self-quarantined in. The view is of brick apartment walls with windows and balconies surrounding a courtyard and rising twelve stories high. The green space of the yard...

March 13, 2020

Strange dystopian thoughts creep into my conscious as I walk down the city street. People stay a little back from each other—hands in pockets. No one hits the button to cross the intersection at the circle. The church looms ahead. The structure, all brick with heaven reaching spires, crosses time from 1874 until the urban n...

February 29, 2020

Tenacity is the key to the submission process. The publishing world is fairly small and is slowly being eaten away by changes in commerce and technology. Even with the advent of e-books, real books prevail to some extent. Traction is hard to come by in self-publishing. One of the problems I have faced is my books in print w...

February 13, 2020

The disarray of moving across the country this month has thrown some chaos into my writing routines. Getting used to a new city, unpacking the boxes we brought, and the sights of the capital, have been surreal. There has not been enough time until the day before the thirteenth—my self-imposed deadline—to write a blog. I hav...