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About kingmidget

About the name. I was the youngest of four. Until I got to kindergarten, I didn't have much to say. All I had to do to get what I wanted was to point, and a sibling, or loving parent, would fulfill my request. As a result, my father coined the nickname -- King Midget. At least that's the way the story goes. I am a father, husband, friend, and lover, writer, runner, pizza maker, baker, and many other things. What I am not is my occupation. It is my job that pays the bills and provides for my family. But, it does not define me.

Gramps’s Stereo … and … The Watcher

And so with another episode of my podcast, Slice Of Life Stories, I offer two short stories. As I read these I was reminded of some readers who complain that somebody always dies in my stories. Well, not in every … Continue reading

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What NaNoWriMo Means To Me

National Novel Writing Month, also known as NaNoWriMo, is what started my writing life. For the uninitiated, it’s a creature of the internet age. An on-line effort to get people writing. The “objective” is to write a 50,000 word novel … Continue reading

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Sunbaked Sand

A story first published in The First Line and also found in Shady Acres and Other Stories. (A note: for some reason, Anchor didn’t let me add background music. But you may hear a leaf blower and a dog barking … Continue reading

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A Double Feature

Season 2, Episode 3 of Slice of Life Stories features two poems – It Starts and An Apocalyptic Love Poem. As always, it’s not just available on Spotify. You can find it on other podcast platforms, including the ITunes Store … Continue reading

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The Smoker’s Club

Episode Two of the second season of Slice of Life Stories is up. Here’s the Spotify link. Or you can find it in other podcast platforms, including the ITunes Store and the Apple Podcast App. https://open.spotify.com/episode/0RZP3J20218MI8HLdcGpNC?si=OVJjgWXYTkKHKK419RUusQ

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Slice of Life Stories Podcast

And so Season Two begins. Unlike with the first season, which was a six episode serialized new story written as I recorded the thing, this season will be just me reading some of my earlier work. I’m going to focus … Continue reading

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Beelzebub and Lucifer, Episode 6

So … some preliminaries first. This is why I shouldn’t try a serial format until I have the whole thing wrapped up. I did the first few episodes on consecutive days. Then had a bit of a break before episode … Continue reading

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Facilitation

While I take a bit of a break from Beelzebub and Lucifer (I know how it will end and I think I have two episodes left — plan on completing the thing next week), I started a writing exercise over … Continue reading

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Beelzebub and Lucifer, Episode 5

We’re back from our little diversion in jail and back in the apartment.

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When A Pet Dies

I’ve taken a bit of a break from Beelzebub and Lucifer, but I hope to get back to it soon. In the meantime, here’s a piece I submitted somewhere and got the accustomed rejection. When A Pet Dies “What should … Continue reading

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