Saturday, July 25, 2009
I have just completed a novella called The Marriage of True Minds: A Ghost Story.
The story is told in twin narratives (2009, Sarasota Florida) and (1945, St Goarshausen Germany). The image at the top is a view of St Goar (across the Rhine River from St Goarshausen) and Reinfels Castle circa 1930. The image below shows American GIs crossing the Rhine in late March 1945 at the same location, under heavy fire from German troops on the hillsides opposite.
As Hurricane Rose batters his beachfront Sarasota mansion, Charlie Blanchard settles down with a cold martini, an ill-advised, but cheerily blazing fire, and a score of old musical memories, determined to wait out the storn with only the ghost of his one true love to keep him company. If he ever shows up.
Almost sixty-five years earlier in wartime Germany, Charlie met a young Canadian Captain who, although they spent only a few romantic days together, had captured Charlie's heart and changed him irrevocably. Now, as the storm whirls around him, Charlie must confront the nature of mortality and the immortality of love. Will true love follow him, even to the edge of doom?
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
My serial killer story "Hollow" was accepted for inclusion in an anthology entitled Blood Fruit coming this fall from a new small press called QueeredFiction. Check them out at http://www.queeredfiction.com/
I love the working cover.
"Hollow" is the story of a serial killer who works in a cubicle, wandering through his life as a mid-level manager in hospital administration. He is an attractive guy who appears normal on the outside, so much so, in fact, that one of his male co-workers develops a crush on him. How will it turn out? You'll have to read the story.