Writings & Whatnot by Rob Hill
“Dead Bulb” is alive and well at The Sunlight Press.
Two of my published stories, “The Bride with the Hollow Eyes” and “The Balloonseller,” no longer appear in their original locations. I’ve posted them here on my site so they will still be available.
“Two Out-of-Work Stuntmen” is up at Soft Cartel.
“How would you two oldtimers like to help me pull a bank heist? It’d be a cinch for two old pros like you. Can’t offer you a benefit plan, but there’s plenty of vacation time.”
“The Severed Man” is in the August issue of Dodging the Rain.
“A cedar canoe slipped through the steaming lakewaters, its bow noiselessly cleaving the roily surface. The figure aboard cringed as the fog wormed its sodden fingers through his hair, down the collar of his garments, along his beveled spine. He gripped the oar tightly, though the current urged the canoe without his guidance towards the bleak coastline which lay outstretched like a sleeping giant. The oily waters swirled in hypnotic circles. A hazy moon spied on him through a peephole in the swaddling mist. A tiny point of light was visible beyond the coastline, the ochre flame of a bonfire wavering in mad dance.”
Two stories of mine, “Baby Grand” and “Hell Frozen Over,” appear in issue #10 of Newtown Literary magazine. Order it from their online shop or, if you’re in Queens, snag a copy at the Astoria Bookshop.
How dapper my (very) short story “The Balloonseller” looks atop the Bottlecap Press blog.