“In No Sad Songs, Frank Morelli has written a beautiful, poignant book about the near-impossible burdens that can be foisted upon us by our unpredictable lives." --Jack Cheng, author, See You in the Cosmos
A collection of personal essays, Peanuts & Crackerjacks is a monthly column that pays tribute to life’s most undervalued and effective instructor: the world of sports.
If you're like me and you spend the vast majority of your life reading and writing, then you probably have a 'To Be Read' pile attached to your Goodreads account that may rival the peaks of Mt. McKinley.
Ann Y.K. Choi, author of Kay's Lucky Coin Variety, reviewed my debut novel. Read what she had to say.
Read Part 3 of my short story inspired by illustrations in The Chronicles of Harris Burdick.
My short story “A Colossal Mistake” is still doing the rounds at The Saturday Evening Post. It may involve professional wrestling, but you need not be a wrestling fan to enjoy it. I hope you all will have a chance to read!
The Saturday Evening Post is impenetrable. It was one of the first publications I ever read. I would page through Norman Rockwell prints as a three and four-year-old boy and try to be one of the guys in my grandfather’s South Philly barber shop. He’d always have the latest issue front and center, and I’d pretend I knew how to read Edgar Allan Poe and F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ray Bradbury as I stained the now-priceless covers with sticky, green lollipop juice.
Now my own work can be found under the iconic masthead of one of this nation’s true bastions of contemporary fiction. I couldn’t possibly be happier. My heart, today, is full.
Please enjoy the outlandish lives of Arnie Trundle and Queen Colossus in this week’s edition of #NewFictionFriday in “A Colossal Mistake”.
Please enjoy my latest short story, availabe now at The Saturday Evening Post.
Read Part 2 of my short story inspired by illustrations in The Chronicles of Harris Burdick.
I've never been much of a poet, so I spend the vast majority of my time reading fiction. Don’t get me wrong. I love poetry. When done well, it provides us with an other-worldly form of communication. It channels human complexity through the lens of simplicity. But, for me, there’s just a level of comfort … Continue reading REVIEW: Maura Way’s Another Bungalow (Press 53)
A few years ago, I had the pleasure of running into an old educator friend of mine who suggested my students might enjoy reading The Chronicles of Harris Burdick. The following short story was inspired by my experiences with the book.