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My debut short story collection, Herniated Roots (Snubnose Press) is now OUT.

OUT NOW. Table of Contents Unzipped Your Enemies Will Devour You A Bird in the Hand Released Herniated Roots Seeing Red Gateway Say Yes to Pleasure Terrapin Station Daybreak Three Mistakes Descent The Jenny Store Tinkering With the Moon Kiss Off Dyer PRAISE: “Richard Thomas’s stories are filled with a kind of dark magic shot […]

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Herniated Roots Out Soon.

SOON. Table of Contents Unzipped Your Enemies Will Devour You A Bird in the Hand Released Herniated Roots Seeing Red Gateway Say Yes to Pleasure Terrapin Station Daybreak Three Mistakes Descent The Jenny Store Tinkering With the Moon Kiss Off Dyer

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My story “Dyer” is now live up at Beat to a Pulp

Several years ago, in the middle of my MFA program, I decided to experiment with form. I’d just seen the movie Rashomon by Akira Kurosawa, and thought to myself that you could write one hell of a good story if you told four perspectives on a lost evening out in the Indiana dunes. “Dyer” is the result. […]

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My story “Kiss Off” is now live at Emprise Review.

My story “Kiss Off” is now live at Emprise Review. How do these things happen, I often wonder. Maybe I was issued a challenge, maybe I was just listening to Pandora one day and an old Violent Femmes song came on and I thought “Damn, this is a good song.” As I nodded my head […]

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My story “Twenty Reasons to Stay and One to Leave” is now live at Metazen

My story “Twenty Reasons to Stay and One to Leave” is now LIVE at Metazen. I really like what these guys are doing. They publish one new story a day, and on Friday, August 5th, I was up. Great group of writers publishing here, honored to be a part of it. This story was a […]

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My flash fiction story “Love Letters” is up at Cannoli Pie, edited by Caleb J. Ross.

Included in this issue is: • Richard Thomas • Nik Korpon • Craig Wallwork • Brandon Tietz • Pablo D’Stair This is part of the Caleb J. Ross blog tour. He edited this collection for Cannoli Pie. Honored to be in here. DIRECT PDF DOWNLOAD, CLICK HERE.

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My story “Seeing Red” is now live in Crime Factory #7

Crime Factory #7 is LIVE! New Fiction and Features by Todd Robinson, Sean Doolittle, Matthew C Funk, Nik Korpon, Jordan Harper, Frank Wheeler Jr., F. Paul Wilson, Chad Eagleton, Richard Thomas (with my story “Seeing Red” that I wrote in the Jack Ketchum intensive), Joelle Charbonneau, Edward Grainger, Peter Risley, Andrew Nette, David Whish-Wilson, Don […]

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Warmed and Bound: A Velvet Anthology releases TODAY—go get it!

Warmed and Bound is out. And for a LIMITED TIME, until 7/30 it is 38% off at Barnes and Noble ONLY. Amazon and eBooks will be out later. So it’s only $9.74 right now! Buy two or three! Table of Contents Intro: Steve Erickson Death Juggler by Axel Taiari Click-Clack by Caleb J Ross The […]

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They’re saying good things about Speedloader (Snubnose Press)

So I’m always curious to see what total strangers have to say about my writing. Speedloader (Snubnose Press) is getting some love over at Amazon and Goodreads, so I thought I’d share the kind words that these readers had to say about my story “Herniated Roots.” So far mostly five stars, nothing worse than four, […]

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Warmed and Bound Cover Art

Finally revealed, the cover and back of the Warmed and Bound (Velvet Press) anthology. Looks SO good. I’m honored to be in here. Great job, Pela. Also, just announced that Steve Erickson has written the foreword. WOW. Who ELSE is in here? Oh man, where to start? Amanda Gowin Anthony David Jacques Axel Taiari Blake […]

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