Archive for the 'Main Artery' Category

The Berenstein Conspiracy

Monday, April 15th, 2019

Faulty memory? Alternate reality? Existential crisis? A little bit of each wrapped itself up in a story favored by the NYC branch of Liars’ League. Max Woertendyke and the Liars crew did a great job with the dramatic reading. Take a look (or a listen) and see what you think: The Berenstein Conspiracy. Just do […]


Lili of the Valley of the Shadow

Sunday, March 3rd, 2019

My story, Lili of the Valley of the Shadow, recently picked up by the good people at Liars League – London, is now available as a dramatic reading. Give it a listen; Alex Greenhalgh and the Liars team really did a fantastic job! Requisite forewarning: the subject matter is a bit PG-13 (think pubescent angst) […]


Ekphrasis reading at Fairfield University Art Museum

Sunday, February 10th, 2019

Happy to be reading two short pieces for Ekphrasis VII at the Fairfield University Museum of Art as part of the @FairfieldUMFA program.


New story picked up for Liars’ League reading in London

Thursday, January 24th, 2019

The friendly folk over at Liars’ League just picked up one of my stories for their upcoming “Love and Lust” theme, scheduled for a dramatic reading on Valentin’s day. If you happen to be in the London area around then, make sure to check it out.


.Cent Magazine – Alpha Git

Thursday, December 6th, 2018

[illustration by Mahsa Dehghani, 2018] A fun piece of playground flash, Alpha Git was picked up by London based fashion/culture magazine .Cent as part of its Courage theme. Many thanks to Jo and the Cent team, as well as the referral from notorious liar Katy Darby.


Content Management 2.0 – Sophie Aldred reading for Weird Lies

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

A beautiful reading of Content Management by Sophie Aldred to promote its inclusion in the upcoming anthology Weird Lies. Many thanks to Sophie and Cherry for managing this little story’s newest iteration:


Daily Science Fiction – “Good Taste”

Sunday, January 22nd, 2012

[Black Hole Sun by AJ Dimarucot, 2008] I couldn’t have been more excited to see Good Taste picked up by Daily Science Fiction. Enjoy, Derek


Content Management – Liars’ League reading

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

Huge thanks to Martin Lamb and all the good people at the Liars’ League for breathing such life into my story:



Thursday, April 21st, 2011

[Montparnasse Cemetery by Paul Oilzum, 2010] The seat was uncomfortable: rigid at the back and lumpy underneath. It pained her to sit there, bruised her bottom and put her legs to sleep. It also made her think of him. So she sat there as often as the groundskeepers would let her. “Are you looking for […]



Thursday, March 10th, 2011

[Jigsaw Puzzle, by Eva the Weaver, 2007] The puzzle was complete. Everything brought back to its proper place, just like the picture on the face of the box. The Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem, the package told her, but that didn’t matter so much. Considered by itself the place looked lonely and remote. The […]