The Prague Revue, published by a cutting edge guy named Shaan Joshi, has allowed Scott a monthly stage. Many of my articles can be found here at the Prague Revue. Unfortunately though, the Prague Revue has been suspended and links to Scott’s work are increasingly fragile.
The short story Bear Among the Dogs – first at Infinite Press. Scott narrates: “Bear is based on a true New Mexico character, and he’s still armed and walking about, so I may be in trouble if any local bothers to read my work. Bear’s second wife was so moronic, she had him cut the bottom off a twenty-foot Christmas tree he brought her to put in the living room of their single-wide trailer, throwing away the tapering top. Life hasn’t been easy for him.”
The short story Blood – first at the Prague Revue. Scott narrates: “I’ve spent my adult life under the pall of people being hurt or killed on the job, whether due to bad systems or personal screw-up. I understand the desire to drive incidents down to zero – because they are our people – and how this creates lying and deceit to protect the victim from the safety system. David Alvarez represents the best intention – save the man on the job, and in the hospital. I like his moral ambiguity.”
The short story Mailbox – Now up at Halfway Down the Stairs – how does the narrator know which woman he is stalking, or even what his intentions are?
The short story The Moth’s Sorrows – at Literary Orphans. Scott narrates: “The Moth was a character who came alive in the book The Big Wheel. I know he breaks the lit-rules in that he doesn’t change much in the story. He just drops into a well of trouble. I like him so much, I want to write a book of inter-linked short stories about his neighborhood. If I can get through the other ideas first.
The short story Contentment – at Otter. The graphic is from Thrice Fiction who graciously republished the piece. The gym and its denizens do exist. Residents of Taos will recognize it, and wonder when Scott will write about the shrieking lady who wears chopsticks in her hair. The hospice is also real – it fronts onto Lewis Avenue in Tulsa, and we hope that you don’t ever have to deal with it.
The essay Sit With The Dead – at the Prague Revue. Scott comments: “This one is all personal.”
The short story Strike Not – first at Foliate Oak
The short story Who She Wasn’t – at Eardrum Periodically, first written on a Saturday night for a Daniel Mueller class. Scott says he is still pissed at the protagonist, even though he understands him a little better after four years.
Make Me Laugh
Why Are So Many Of My Friends TeslaKooks? – at the Prague Revue
Gilgamesh, A Film Treatment for the First Superhero – at the Prague Revue
You are the Writer You Ought To Be – at the Prague Revue
Ten Ways Your Novel Will Kill You – at the Prague Revue
The Love Song of Freddy Two-Stroke McFall – at Literary Orphans