Little Visible Delight

So, it turns out I have a new short story out right now. I was lucky enough to be chosen for an anthology called Little Visible Delight. It was edited by Kate Jonez and S.P. Miskowski, published by Omnium Gatherum. Buy it on Amazon HERE.


In a collection of stories about obsession, I could only think of one thing to write about.

jp on the lake

It’s JP!!!!! Here’s another one of JP with Daddy:


It was an honor to be included in this collection. Man, I’m in there with a whole cavalcade of fancy authors, and that rocks. JP is sitting on my lap right now, snuggling with approval. My story about him (us!) is dark and endearing and creepy and weird. Good ol’ JP.


Here’s the description of the anthology:

Often the most powerful and moving stories are generated by writers who return time and again to a particular idea, theme, or image. Obsession in a writer’s imagination can lead to accomplishment or to self-destruction. Consider Poe and his pale, dead bride; his fascination with confinement and mortality; his illness and premature death. Or Flannery O’Connor’s far less soul-crushing fondness for peacocks. Some writers pay a high price for their obsessions, while others maintain a crucial distance. Whichever the case, obsessions can produce compelling fiction.

Little Visible Delight is an anthology of original stories in which eleven authors of dark fiction explore some their most intimate, writerly obsessions.

Here’s the table of contents:

The Receiver of Tales by Lynda E. Rucker
Needs Must When the Devil Drives by Cory J. Herndon
A Thousand Stitches by Kate Jonez
The Point by Johnny Worthen
Calligraphy by James Everington
This Many by S.P. Miskowski
JP by Brent Michael Kelley
Kestrel by Mary Borsellino
An Unattributed Lyric, In Blood, On a Bathroom Wall by Ennis Drake
Black Eyes Broken by Mercedes M. Yardley
Bears: A Fairy Tale of 1958 by Steve Duffy

Want My Advice?

Today, I’ll answer a few questions. What I do is, I type in a few words that would start a question into Google, and then I see what Google fills in (which would be the top searches that began with that phrase). I’ll then answer the question as best I can. I’m doing this instead of some “real” work I need to get done.

1. “What should I do if I’m bored?”

Easy. Too easy. Burn it all to the ground. NEXT!


2. (I like the #2 ‘what should I do if’ question, so I’m going to answer that one, too) “What should I do if my dog has diarrhea?”

It all depends on the type of dog. Is your dog an introvert or an extrovert? Does your dog prefer action movies or comedies? What is your dog’s favorite color? There are far too many variables to give one blanket answer, so I’ll simply say burn it all to the ground.


3. “In Warhammer 40,000, what is the best race?”

It all depends on your style of gameplay. For example, if you like to use stealth you might enjoy playing Eldar. Just kidding. Chaos Marines are the best. Burn it all to the ground.


4. “How can I go to sleep?”

Easy peezy. First, burn it all to the ground. Second, watch the cinders blink out one by one from a nearby hilltop. Third, sleep like a baby angel!


Since you’ve been so good, I’ll give you one more.

5. “Should I go to law school?”

You won’t have time for law school when you’re burning everything to the ground, guys. That said, you may find someday that you need to act as your own attorney. On that day, you’ll probably be glad you had some law school under your belt. Also, law school has lots of books. What are books made of? That’s right, paper! And what can you do with paper? We’ll see ya next time, kids!

Got questions for me? Send them to me here. I’ll give you so much good advice your brain will spit acid out your face!


**Brent Michael – along with its authors, editors, and staff – wish to remind any who may read this article that it is purely satire and not meant to be taken as actual advice.

Whoa! Legal Team up in here! Ignore that nonsense, and burn it all to the ground!


**No, don’t. Once again, this article is a piece of satire.

No it’s not!!!!

**Yes, it is.

Legal Team, I can’t change what you’re saying, but I can make your font so small nobody can read it!

**Read your email.

Well, time to call it a night! Thanks for reading, chums!