By Michael Conniff I don’t know what took me so long to get wise to crowdsourcing my stories. Maybe it was my old-school notion that writing a story actually required an individual person to do [...]
Copyright © 2021 All Rights Reserved From the beginning playing football at Kent Abbey was supposed to be a higher calling for someone with my O’Kell pedigree. My odious half-brother Tom lettered three times [...]
ATOMIC TOM By Michael Conniff Copyright © 2019 All Rights Reserved A Short Story from the novel BOOK OF O’KELLS: NATURE OF THE BEAST The world knows Atomic Tom O’Kell was a hellish [...]
Hello, it’s me, your friendly neighborhood writer, and I have a problem with a short story I just wrote. I don’t know what’s missing and I need your help to figure it out. The story [...]
THE SCHOOL OF LOVE By Michael Conniff Copyright © 2019 All Rights Reserved A Short Story from the novel BOOK OF O’KELLS: NATURE OF THE BEAST Sex was not only in the air but [...]
By Michael Conniff I pride myself on never coming within a whisper of writer’s block but today I have no idea what to say—because today is my 40th anniversary of writing fiction. The point [...]
You never knew what you might find in those handouts under Human Potential or Leisure Pursuits. You never knew, and it was in one of those handouts, under Human Potential—and not Leisure Pursuits—that I found the kissing class: Kissing Without Missing, they called it.
The first chapter in the BOOK OF O'KELLS, my multigenerational dismemberment of my fictional family, starting with the origin stories of Jake O'Kell and the Great Fornicator himself, Thomas Cushing.