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Writings & Whatnot by Rob Hill

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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.

polychromeinkiv       butterfly


Four stories

A handful of my stories are appearing this month in various locations:

“The Vagrant” at Across the Margin.
“Breaking and Entering” at Scarlet Leaf Review.
“The Bird Sanctuary” at Entropy.
“The Bleeding House” at Visitant.

Lost Glove

My short story “Lost Glove” sullies the pages of the September issue of Sweater Weather.


Nearly all music that joins the ranks among my favorites typically does not make sense to me on first hearing. At first it sounds like a sky of indistinct clouds. Ambiguous, with little to latch onto. But on repeated listens my ear starts picking shapes out of the shapeless. That’s not a cloud, that’s a centaur. That’s a castle crumbling to dust. That’s an unsent love letter wedged behind the wainscoting. That’s a determined boy building the mother of all blanketforts. That’s an injured collie limping 200 miles to find its way home. That’s a man slitting his wife’s throat in the dead of night to collect the insurance. That’s a little girl gaining her sight after an operation and setting eyes on her mother for the very first time. And then it’s impossible to remember a time when I couldn’t see these images.

The Umbrella

Please to enjoy my piece of rainy day whimsy entitled “The Umbrella” over at Funny In 500.

The Bride with the Hollow Eyes

The Bride with the Hollow Eyes,” in which I ponder the effects of gentrification on ghosts, is now up at Scrutiny Journal.

Crash Helmet

My short story “Crash Helmet” is now up at Harpoon Review.