“Waking” Now Available in Epiphany Magazine Issue 18

One of my oldest short stories is now available in Epiphany Magazine‘s online literary journal. The original version of this story was written in the summer following my first fiction writing class at Iowa State University. It’s been through a couple of versions since then. I think it was waiting for me to grow up. Much like William David Bates, I had to experience loss to really understand what we have, how fragile it is, and how to move on when you’ve lost it.

You can read “Waking” in Issue 18 of Epiphany Magazine. Click my name to instantly go to the story, or browse around at the other contributions.


Thanks for reading,


Toolbox Stocking Stuffers and Another Acceptance

Toolbox Stocking Stuffers and Another Acceptance

Over at The Confabulator Cafe, we are celebrating the gift-giving season with gift ideas for the writers on your list. I address the writer’s toolbox in my entry. Don’t be afraid to give a writer tools for their work. We love our work. It isn’t any different than getting your dad that circular saw.

Also, Epiphany Magazine has accepted my short story “Waking” for publication in February. More information will be provided as it becomes available.

– Jack