This is an excerpt of an out-take from the novel BEAUTY.  Hopefully the out-take will become a story. — excerpt: —   Carol did her first slide with Dominic. He had left the alley and the garage the year before, … Continue reading


These are the first 50-some pages of a new novel.  I want to think the novel’s done, but the few people who’ve read it, yeah, most of them are still resisting. — first pages: — JERUSALEM a novel by Frederick … Continue reading


These are the first pages of a memoir.  It has virtues.  I don’t think it’s ready.  Work in progress, closer to done than not, I pray. — first pages: — I looked in the U.S. Government pages of the Boston … Continue reading



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