Category Archives: short stories

The Open Window

Happy to return to Feminine Collective with a new short story, “The Open Window.”  Glad to be a repeat contributor to this journal.  As they say at FC, it’s a journal in which “powerful women” (and a few good men) … Continue reading

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Hello It’s Me

Hello It’s Me (A Short Story) A black piece of plastic spun around and around, etched memories carved into grooves and transmitted into the ethers through diamond cut magic. Timeless. Better than digital. Warmer and somehow, more human. Vinyl never … Continue reading

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Performance Art

Happy to debut a new short story, “Performance Art,” published this month at Trampset (“a literary journal for the tramps”).  Managed to work in Tony Hillerman, Modest Mouse, and Marlon Brando.  But, the idea was to write something in second-person, … Continue reading

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Billy and The Tuba

Doug Hoekstra reads “Billy and The Tuba,”  a short story from his award-winning “Bothering the Coffee Drinkers” collection.  Live at Elastic in Chicago.   Enjoy! And if you like what you hear, you can click here and pick up a … Continue reading

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Messaging

Here’s a new short story of mine called “Messaging,” up at Feminine Collective – “a journal in which “powerful women” (and a few good men) share their unfiltered, inspiring stories of daily life. Feminine Collective empowers women to carve their … Continue reading

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That’s How Strong My Love Is

Another flashback, a time traveling Stax story that first appeared in Canopic Jar right here http://canopicjar.com/archives/canopic-jar-25/thats-strong-love-short-story-doug-hoekstra/ And was later added to the Canopic-published Bothering the Coffee Drinkers tome. Enjoy and think of Otis…  

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