Category Archives: Story Notes

Sidewalk Factory: A Municipal Romance

This is the last story in Psychological Methods To Sell Should Be Destroyed, and the last story note. A few years ago, John Klima, editor of Electric Velocipede and publisher of this collection, asked me to send him a story for … Continue reading

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Indifference

I was reading Harlan Ellison’s collection, I Have No Mouth And I Must Scream, and, when I reached the beginning of “Lonely Ache” and read the first sentence: “The Form of the Habit she had become still drove him to … Continue reading

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The Green Wall

I don’t remember where I got the image of a rain forest projected on wall. Or a portal to a rain forest appearing on a wall. Whichever it is depends on how you read tales of the fantastic. Part of … Continue reading

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Valley of the Falling Clouds

Continuing with story note posts, here’s one for “Valley of the Falling Clouds.” In June, 1996, I went to the Kerrville Folk Festival, a yearly music event held on a ranch outside Kerrville, Texas, in the Texas Hill Country, a … Continue reading

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Tales of the Golden Legend (the bread story)

The title for “Tales of the Golden Legend” comes from a Rene Magritte painting of loaves hovering outside a window. There was a major retrospective at the Menil Collection in Houston in 1992, and I mined Magritte imagery for a … Continue reading

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Suspension

I’m home, snowed in, and posting a note for “Suspension,” the first story in my chapbook collection, Psychological Methods To Sell Should Be Destroyed.  In 1997 I attended Clarion West, an intensive, six-week writing workshop in Seattle, for science fiction/fantasy/horror writers-and also … Continue reading

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