The Hair Collector & Other Stories

The Hair Collector & Other Stories




My second book of fiction is finally out! After a long time translating and editing, “The Hair Collector & Other Stories” is available on CreateSpace and Amazon.

This bilingual English/Spanish collection contains pieces ranging from flash fiction to folktale. Set in New York, New & Old Mexico, Guatemala, Italy, and the future, eight morsels of Zap Fiction lead off the collection, and five longer stories close it out. The Spanish translations, the product of a team of people, are as true to the original English as possible.



Sunday Blues (and greens)

Another night of insomnia, and Sheni says I need to stop drinking coffee. In Guatemala, that is quite difficult. The coffee, avocados, and mangoes are the best I’ve ever had — and I’ve been around the world a few times. Not total insomnia, so I shouldn’t bitch and complain. But definitely not a full night’s sleep either. Going for a swim in lake this morning, the blue water is calling me and my snorkel equipment. But green tea instead of Guatemalan coffee? Honestly, it just doesn’t cut it.

Here’s the final book cover for “The Hair Collector & Other Stories.”

Feel free to comment and let me know what you think.

Water Therapy

Went for a swim in the lake this morning, looking like a typical Chinese in a swimming pool with my cap and goggles, let’s not forget the earplugs. Cyano is down after the recent heat spell, and swimming in the lake is my act of personal solidarity with the environment, 1-on-1.

“The Hair Collector & Other Stories” is dangerously close to being finished. Look for an unnamed writer to foist a copy off on you soon.

Besides that, just staining wood and hand-washing my clothing to hang dry on the balcony. Tiny home improvements for this tiny house. I think I’m going to do a YouTube video on living small. I’ve been doing it for eight years, long before it was cool. 😉


Bilingual sneak peek

As I jump through the final editorial hoops to get my second book finished, I think it’s time to give you, the readers, a sneak peek.
In the final version of the book, the English will be on one side of the page and Spanish on the other, but for now, a word document with the two languages separated will have to suffice. This piece of flash fiction is called “The Fatal Kiss” — or “el beso fatal” en español.

I am posting the story in its entirety for download here, but if you’d like to be a sweetheart and help the cause, I’m selling it for $0.27 — yes, that’s right, 27 cents — on