Tag Archives: Nashville

The Fair Grounds

Wrote this piece for some Nashville-based project that ultimately, didn’t take it.  So, here it is on the home page.  Hope you enjoy it.  Best, Doug. THE FAIR GROUNDS “Are you a musician?” the vendor asked as I leaned over … 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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Gumshoe Bumble

Happy to have a new flash fiction entitled “Gumshoe Bumble,” published up at 101 Stories, “a comprehensive ecosystem and community that can support writers, editors, and readers.”  Their words. My words are the following, this compressed noir update. https://101words.org/gumshoe-bumble/

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Ode to the Blue Room

Happy to report on another new poem of mine published – “Ode to the Blue Room” – featured in the latest One Sentence Poems (Right Hand Pointing poetry journal).  This piece follow a distinct Nashville vibe but riffs off some … Continue reading

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Star Parties

Dusted off this one from a few years back, for the upcoming essay collection.  Enjoy STAR PARTIES You might find yourself standing in the checkout line at the grocery store, waiting but anxious and bored, having forgotten how to daydream. … Continue reading

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Nashville Haikus

Recently I was reading some Alan Watts (Zen and the Beat Way), and was struck by his analysis of haiku poetry. He wrote “by the seventeenth century the Japanese Zen Masters had brought ‘wordless’ poetry to perfection in the haiku, … Continue reading

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The Blarney Stone

Someone I know is becoming a mother for the first time and the conversation got me thinking about the magic and wonder of childbirth.   I wrote about it some years back in an essay titled “The Blarney Stone,” which … Continue reading

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