Working title: The Tragedie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmarke
Scene I. Elsinore. A platform before the castle.
[Enter Horatio and Marcellus]
I begged him not to follow that creepy ghost,
Did I not, Marcellus? But off he went!
And we are left to wonder what new fardels
This noble prince must wearily bear through life.
First of all, a father dead, and then,
A mother to an uncle wed. What next?
And what small part may comrades play to ease
The heartache and the thousand natural shocks?
Continue reading “Hamlet: So, What’s the Actual Problem?”
Maybe you can yap a little less?
What the hell’s a fardel anyway?
My story, “#minism,” is in the Summer 2022 issue of Grain Magazine.
My very short and non-Luisa-May-Alcott-related short story, “Little Woman” is in the seventeenth annual issue of upstreet literary magazine.
My unauthorized story about the inner life of a Mars rover is in the first edition of The Antihumanist:
The issue is full of funny, thought-provoking stories, a combination I always strive for.
My story about memory, sadness, and a cocker spaniel is up at Metaphorosis.
Read here or get the Metaphorosis April 2020 book
My story about rock and roll, fatherhood, and a poke in the foot is up at Intrinsick. Check it out
My story “A Night Out” is available in issue 137 of Space & Time. I wrote the first draft of this story several years ago. When I dug it up this February, I realized I’d learned a few things about writing in the intervening time and was able to give it a good polishing.
What’s most surprising about it being published now is that it actually seems timely, dealing as it does with being cooped up at home, though for a very different reason than a pandemic…
Space and Time Magazine, Summer 2020
Score: an SFF symphony is a series of stories arranged to an emotional score. So, the first story focuses on longing and joy, the 4th story focuses on curiosity and respect, the 14th story focuses on hatred and fun, etc. Each story linked to the next like notes in a musical score. Interesting, no?
My story focuses on boredom and tension — yes a story about boredom, but hopefully not boring!
Score: an SFF symphony
Here is the short interview I did about writing the story:
David Hammond (“That Moment You Realize”) – Boredom + Tension
“…Dear Dr. Hanover,
I am writing on behalf of the Octopus bimaculoides in your office aquarium whom you call Suzy. The water is too warm. Please reduce the temperature to 18℃. She would greatly appreciate it.
Read the rest at Metaphorosis
or get the Kindle eBook here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08LSV95G9
My story “Countdown” is in the Reading 5×5 Anthology.
The Reading 5×5 anthology = 5 genres X 5 stories = 25 stories by 25 writers, plus lots of extras for writers and readers alike. I’m honored to be a part of it.
It was a labor of love for everyone involved. All proceeds go to the Clayton Memorial Medical Fund.