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Updated June, 2016

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Welcome to my site.  I know there are many blogs and sites out there about writing, but this one is about my writing so I guess that makes it a little different. 

I ended up teaching at Ohio University and did some writing, but mostly technical. I retired in 1999, joined my wife's writing group and I"ve been turning out a story nearly every month since then.  Ive published, about 25 stories in print and in ezines.   You can see a list of the stories here by clicking on the links listed above.

My writing has included flash fiction, mystery, science fiction, magic realism, and I'm currently working on both a mystery novel and a memoir about my time in the Navy.

So, what's this site about? I thought I would talk a little bit about my approach to writing and, occasionally (and briefly) post a new story for your fun and, maybe, your comments.  

ANNOUNCEMENT NEW BOOK

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I am pleased to announce that I have just published my collection of short stories entitled Little Bits of Out There: Fiction Stranger Than Fiction As a Print and Kindle Book on Amazon. You can find it at this URL:  http://amzn.to/17ijo2t

There are 37 speculative fiction stories in this book. Many are "quirky" and about half have previously appeared in journals and anthologies.

LITTLE BITS OF DARKNESS: FICTION EVEN STRANGER THAN FICTION

My new collection containing 32 short tories is now available in print format from Amazon. Many of these stories are "darker" hence the title.





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If you are interested in discussing my writing (or yours), I can be reached at philrichardson@me.com

OTHER WRITING SITES

Susan Hasler has a new book, Intelligence,  which will was published by St. Martin's Press.  It is a terrific read and I recommend it highly.  Her site is:

http://www.susanhasler.com/

MARKETS

I use Duotrope to find information on new and old markets--those that are open for submissions and those that are closed or dead.

http://www.duotrope.com/

Another good site is:

Pam Cast's Flash Fiction

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FlashFictionFlash



I have another site about my time in the Navy and I've provided a link to that below.

Operation Deepfreeze The USS Nespelen

Parting Words (Copyright 2009 Phil Richardson, philrichardson@me.com