Travels and Daydreams

Tag: L.A.

Things Lost

I wrote this story years ago and most of the places in it closed down, which adds to the title and overall sentiment, I think 😊

Anyways,  here it is on the wonderful Wasafiri!

Things Lost

Stolen Stationery

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Working on a wonderful wonderful new book.

Related/not related/subtle hint: this story in letter form I wrote a while ago: A letter from the Chateau Marmont. “Stolen Stationery.”

You can read it in The Rumpus where it was published last summer.

 

Stolen Stationery: a new story in The Rumpus

WISH-YOU-WERE-HERE

I had a dream about you again.

You were writing WISH YOU WERE HERE with giant letters on the roofs of buildings and I was flying over them thinking about you. Then they became alphabet blocks in the window of a store as I walked by. They spelled “Come Home.”

Read the rest of the story in The Rumpus Readers Report: Summer Fever, edited by Susan Clements (and accompanied by the lovely illustrations of Christina Weidman.)

This is my third story in The Rumpus! And my second letter story published this summer! (A third one is coming up soon.)

Previous The Rumpus stories:

Future Past Postcard

The Midnight Sun

Story in The Letters Page:

Layover Jetlag Lei Plane Ghost Love

 

New story: Layover Jetlag Lei Plane Ghost Love

I have a story in the new issue of The Letters Page.

A story I hand-wrote and sent in a letter that was then deciphered and typed by someone at The Letters Page offices (most likely a handwriting expert.)

Download the issue to print out and read (PDF) And then put in an envelope and send to a friend. Everyone loves getting mail!

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Short story collection finished!

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Short story collection finished. Here it is, the whole manuscript.
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Celebration = Reflection at the sea

L.A. Story

My “L.A. Story” was just published in the inaugural issue of the wonderful Mojave River Review.

Read it here! (page 115)

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On the Road to Las Vegas

I don’t know what made me think of Vegas.

Maybe it’s the heatwave we’ve been having.

Or sending out a story that takes place somewhere between Las Vegas and Baker, CA.

Or a Hunter S. Thompson interview I read in the Paris Review.

Either way I found and scanned these pictures, taken with my old film Canon from the passenger seat somewhere outside L.A. circa 2001.

 

xoxo

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a sneak preview

It’s only January but things have already been real busy.

A lot of new writing and lots of different projects in development. We are making travel plans for later in the year.   Book Ex Machina is getting a site revamp.

But here’s a little sneak preview of a tasty literary treat we call Matchbook Stories.

Each matchbook is a  tiny story in prose or poetry form. They are stories about meetings fleeting and temporary, about moments and places, invoking the feeling of real matchbooks. A few words that can be carried in a pocket and shared with a friend, or perhaps a stranger.

The first four made their debut in a Nicosia Christmas market. But there will be more on the way.

To kick off the project me and Matchbook Stories poetry editor Lee Jing-Jing contributed two each. Mine: Paris, Las Vegas and Cha Cha Chicken. Jing’s: An Old Wives’ Tale and Last Fall.

In due time we will post ways to buy and submission guidelines. But in the meantime, this is a sneak preview.

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Rooms with a View

I got this idea stuck in my head after being in Santorini for about two seconds earlier this month. That over the years I have lived or stayed in a lot of places with great views. And maybe I had pictures of those views somewhere?

(I did. Mostly on film. These are a lot of them. Also the first shot of the last post.)

My friend Alex used to say, it doesn’t matter how your place looks really, only where your door opens out to.

He also used to say:  “Sleep is so good. It’s the best. You can’t buy that shit.” But that wisdom is for a different post.

I wish you all (and Alex) all the great views in the world.

xoxo

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