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Writings & Whatnot by Rob Hill

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Dead Bulb

“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.

The Bride with the Hollow Eyes” (originally published by Scrutiny Journal, Mar 2016)
The Balloonseller” (originally published by Bottlecap Press, Mar 2017)

Two Out-of-Work Stuntmen

“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.”

Commuter’s Folly

“Commuter’s Folly” is now up at Spadina Literary Review.

The Severed Man

“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.”

The Pocketbook

“The Pocketbook” is now up at Flash Fiction Magazine.

Baby Grand, Hell Frozen Over

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.


Victory, Dead Matches

My stories “Victory” and “Dead Matches” are in the latest issue of The Citron Review.

The Balloonseller

How dapper my (very) short story “The Balloonseller” looks atop the Bottlecap Press blog.

Butterfly in a Box

My story “Butterfly in a Box” appears in the November 2016 issue of Polychrome Ink. For sale on their website.

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