Wednesday, February 26, 2014



Brad Rose was born and raised in southern California, and lives in Boston.  His poetry and fiction appear in print and on-line. He is a Puschart Prize nominee, in fiction, and a 2013 recipient of Camroc Press Review's Editor's Favorite Poetry Award.

UP-COMING PUBLICATIONS

"Freud's Parapractic Postcard to His Almost Pretty Wife, Martha" will appear in the forthcoming humor issue of Right Hand Pointing. In April 2014Two prose poems, "A Bite, Not a Sting," and "The Truth About Love," will appear this Summer (2014) at Camroc Press Review. "In Medias Res" and "Abandoned House" will appear this Summer in Heavy Feather Review. "Heat, Light, and Clarity" will appear in Right Hand Pointing, No. 75. "Emo Girl and Me at El Vagabundo" will appear at One Sentence Poems in April, 2014.

IN PRINT & ON-LINE

"Escape Artist" appears in Vol 5, Issue 2, April, 2014 of The Molotov CocktailA Prisoner of Love," a prose poem, appears in an April, 2014 issue of  Cease, CowsMy Toughest Critic" appears at One Sentence Poems.  A number of micro-fiction pieces appear at Eunoia Review, (March,  2014) including: Priceless,” “Happy Cyborgs Split the Winnings” “At the METBlond Ambition,” “But What a Lovely Way to Burn,” “Death, But You Get Used to It,” “Police Find Man’s Nude Body Crushed Beneath Malibu Mercedes,” “Benny 'Psycho' Whitmore Was At It Again,” and “Doug and Cats.”

Two illustrated micro stories,"Stars and Bars" and "Naked to the Waist," appear, at Cease, Cows.  "Betty's Prized Possession" is in Right Hand Pointing's issue No. 73, devoted to one-sentence poems. The prose poem, "Your Words Are Like Heaven," appears in Right Hand Pointing, No. 72, February 1, 2014.  "Widower Delivery Man," is in the Blink Ink blog, February, 2014. The prose poem, "Word Problems," appears in the Fall, 2013 issue of Third Wednesday"Movie Review," a found poem, appears in Right Hand Pointing No. 70, December, 2013. "Long Haul" and "Nearly Dodged a Bullet," two micro-fiction pieces, appear in Winter, 2013 issue of Boston Literary Magazine.  "Thought Experiment" and "The Snow Leopard" appear on December, 3, 2013 at Mad Hat Lit.   "My Career in Poetry" is in Vol. 4, Issue 17 (December 2013) of The Molotov Cocktail"Some Assembly Required" a poem in which the first book of Genesis meets Ikea, is published by The Commonline Journal, November, 2013.  "The Last to Know" a 30-word poem  is at Right Hand Pointing, No. 69, November, 2013. "Horse Fly" is in the Fall issue of Boston Literary Magazine.  "I Drive to North Carolina the Day After the Execution of My Wife's Murderer," appears in the June 16, 2013 issue of Seattle's Commonline Journal"Burka Sunset," a collaborative poem written with Otis Kriegel, is  at Mixitini Matrix.

"Visiting Los Angeles’ National Veterans Cemetery, Westwood, California," is in the Fall, 2013 print issue of San Pedro River Review."Low Country" is at Right Hand Pointing September, 2013.
 
"Tin Man Has an Idea" is in Right Hand Pointing No. 66, August, 2013. "My Financial Advisor's Investment Advice," appears in the July, 2013 issue of Right Hand Pointing. "Half as Much As a Fish Needs a Bicycle" is in Vol.4, Issue 8 (July 15, 2013) of the The Molotov Cocktail. Two miniature fiction pieces, "Shreveport Bank Job Mojo"and "I Meet the Noir Editor" are in the Summer, 2013 (No.23) issue of riverbabble."

"Ken Plans a Trip to Toys R Us" and "Me and Buddy at the Pink Elephant" appear in the Summer, 2013 issue of Boston Literary Magazine. Both the text and audio of the poem, "What I Heard from the Girl WhoTends Bar at ‘The Blackboard’" are in the Spring 2013 issue of  Sleetmagazine.com

 "Approaching Las Vegas on the Road the Devil Took (A Theodicy)" appears in Crack the Spine (no. 26)

 "The Doppler Effect" appears in the Spring, 2013 issue of Maine's international poetry magazine, Off the Coast.

    "The Traveling Salesman Problem,”“The Next Thing You Know,”and “Rented Tux” are  at the Camroc Press Review, May, 2013. 

  "Why Bob's Never Lost" is in Issue 4, No 4, (May 2013)  of The Molotov Cocktail.

 "A Girl Like You" appears in the Winter, 2013 issue of The Baltimore Review.  "Since Dad Left" and "After Hours" appear in Right Hand Pointing, No. 60. February, 2013.

"A Stabbing" appears at Short, Fast, and Deadly December, 2012.  "Writing the Complete Poem" appears at Burningword January, 2013.  "Cyborg's Blue Quantum Love Dance" is in the Winter, 2012 issue of Boston Literary Magazine"Hatchet Job," which appears at Little (flash) Fiction, has been released as an audio file, read by Xe Sands, at Going Public.  "Honey Gets Her Wish," which originally appeared in Third Wednesday, is read by Xe Sands. 
 
"Mr. Wittgenstein Writes to Ms. Stein" is published in the Fall,  2012 issue of Off the Coast. "French Final'  appears in Blink Ink, vol 13 (Fall 2012)."Even the Trees" and "Titanic" appear in the Fall issue of sleetmagazine.com . "Street Jockey" appears in Right Hand Pointing (No. 56).   "Not Enough Bullets" appears in the Summer, 2012 issue of Third Wednesday. "Hatchet Job" is released in e-book and tablet format at Little (flash) Fiction. "Safety Dancing for the Recovering Arsonist," appears at Molotov Cocktail (Volume 3, Issue 12) September, 2012.   "Echo and the Bunnymen," and "Listen Until Her Heart's Content," appear in "The Tower of Song Issue," (No. 55), of Right Hand Pointing.  "Pink X-Ray"appears in the 2012 issue of the Santa Fe Literary Review." As You Leave" and "Saharan Ants" appear in the Summer, 2012 issue of MICROW.

"Best Man, Reconsidered," a 100-word "drabble" is in the Summer, 2012 Boston Literary Magazine.   "While Touring America, Marcel Marceau, Dining at the Des Moines IHOP, Realizes His Cruel Father, Who Forced Him to Train as a Mime, Wasn't Such a Bad Fellow, Afterall," is in Right Hand Pointing (No.53), July, 2012."Rouge Canoe", which originally appeared in Off the Coast, is reprised on the web at Reprint Poetry.

Honey Gets Her Wish," and "The Locksmith's Touch" appear in the poetry journal Third Wednesday, Fall, 2011. "Slash and Burn" appears in the January, 2012 issue of Old Dominion University's, Barely South Review. "Dark House," is in the Spring, 2012 sleetmagazine.com .  "Lost at Sea" is in the Feb 1, 2012 issue of The Molotov Cocktail.  "Detroit, Unemployed, Three Years," is  at cur.ren.cy,  April 2012.
Two poems, "Tehachapi Seven Eleven," and "Foreclosure" appear at cur.ren.cy: poetry and prose for hard times  in January, 2012. "Burnt Ghosts" appears in the Fall, 2011 issue of the San Pedro River Review. "Second Mate "appeared in Flashshot in August, 2011. "Resurrection" and "Oh, How I Almost Loved You," are at Right Hand Pointing July, 2011. "My Assassination," appears in the Fall, 2011 (No. 44) issue of Right Hand Pointing. "Last Night at the Holiday Inn," appears at Molotov Cocktail Vol 2, No 16, November, 2011.

"Innumerate Polygamist," appears at Monkeybicycle. The prose poem "Clown Car," is in the Summer, 2011 special issue of Sleetmagazine.com."Dark Matter" is at Staccato Microfiction (Spring 2011, #22). "Rattlers" was published in the Spring, 2011 issue of The Potomac. The flash fiction vignette, "Spikes" and the poem "Second Cousins" appear in the Summer Bloomsday Issue, #19, of riverbabble. "Blue Blind," a "drabble" (an exactly 100-word fiction piece,) about Vladimir Nabokov, is in the Summer, 2011 issue of Boston Literary Magazine.

"A Passenger," appears in the Spring, 2011 edition of San Pedro River Review. "Bull-Leaping to Bach Cantata No. 54 (Stand Firm Against Sin.)" is published in the June 1st, 2011 issue of Molotov Cocktail.

Two flash fiction pieces, "Fresh Kindling," and "Waltz" appear in the Slam and Flash issue of The Legendary. "Desert Newlyweds," is published in the "Harsh Mathematics" issue #40, of Right Hand Pointing, March, 2011. Three poems, “Departure,” "Waiting Room View," and “In the Jardin du Luxembourg, Amid the Little Pink Roses of Spring, Monsieur Zero Disappears,” are published by Centrifugal Eye. "Missing Data," appears in Indigo Risings Surreal Minimalist Contest edition, March, 2011.

"Makes No Difference," appears at Molotov Cocktail, Vol. 1 #23. Two flash fiction stories, "La-Z-Boy at Gunpoint,"and "Siren's Celebration" recently were featured at Fiction at Work. The brief fiction piece,"Clown Art," appeared at MuDJoB on December 8th, 2010. "Arrow of Time" also appears at MuDJoB, in April 2011.

The poem "Alien Territory" is at Folded Word. A small poemette of less than 140 characters, "Anonymous Source," is published at unFold (April 13, 2011)
The poem, "Late Fall," appears in the anthology, Deadlier Than Thou from Short, Fast, and Deadly.

The short prose poem, "Einstein's Random House" appears in the February 24th issue of Calliope Nerve. The poem "The Liberation of the Knife Thrower's Daughter," appears in Right Hand Pointing #33, Summer, 2010. "Rouge Canoe," appears in the Summer 2010 edition of Off the Coast. "Loaded" appears at Fiction At Work on September 8, 2010. "Capsized," appears at Short, Fast,and Deadly. "How I Shot My First Husband" appears in Right Hand Pointing #34, August, 2010. "Almost Like Fun" and "Mannequin in Love" appear in the October, 2010 Issue (no. 36) of Right Hand Pointing. "The Scream" appears in Blue Print Review, August 2010, Issue#25. "Blood Type," is published in Six Little Things, No. 20, Fall, 2010.

"Poor Billy Couldn't Count, Either" appears at Staccato Fiction. The one sentence "story,"Three Months Later, Note for My Ransom, Still Unpaid" appears at Monkeybicycle.

The poem “Tattoo Lover” appears in the anthology Imagination and Place, Winter, 2010. "Snowman" appears in the Winter, 2010 edition of Off the Coast. "Hang Nails" appears in Six Sentence Review Vol. 1, January, 2010. "She Wore Next to Nothing," was published in The Love Book, February, 2010. "Don Juan On Line," appears in Pow Fast Flash Fiction, January, 2010. The flash fiction story, "Lost His Shirt" appears in the book, Word of Mouth.

"Sea to Shining Sea" and "Having the Time of My Life, for Free,"appear in Boston Literary Magazine, Summer, 2010. "Kiss" recently appeared at unFold in June, 2010.

The flash fiction piece, "Two Buds at Cotillion,"appears in the Spring edition 2010 Sleetmagazine.com. The poem "March Snow at Arlington," is published in Third Wednesday, Winter 2009-2010. The nano fiction piece "One Dream, Maybe Two," is in Blink Ink #2. "Poetry is a Crime" appears at Gloom Cupboard.

"Leaving Camarillo State Hospital" FutureCycle Poetry Number 4, 2009 and in Future Cycle Poetry Anthology 2009. “The Scream,” appeared in Tattoo Highway #18, Spring, 2009 and is republished in the August, 2010 issue of BluePrintReview. "San Andreas Fault" appears in the Fall/Winter, 2009 issue of Sleetmagazine.com

"Daddy Longlegs," "That Crazy Little Thing Called Love,”"Adam's BBQ'd Ribs," and "An Apostate Visits the Temple of the Buddha," appear in the Summer, 2009 edition of Boston Literary Magazine.

The poem “Clown Car,” appeared in the Spring/Summer 2007, Up and Under/QND Review. “Pink Crab Spider Eats Bee,” appeared in Getting Something Read, in April, 2008.

The poems "Skeleton Lover," "Courthouse Elevator," and "Machines in Love" appeared at SpokenWar, in 2009.

Recent flash fictions pieces, including,
The Tourist” “Seven Husbands Later,”“Albert Failed,” "Horoscope", "Shaving Mirror", Designated Driver, and Freud's Dentist are all published by Six Sentences.

"Zombie Day,""Shakespeare Expropriated," and "Gangsta Mama," appear at Blink Ink.

"Obituary" appears in the January, 2010 edition of Monkeybicycle and "Rationale" appears in the March, 2010 edition.

She Loved Richard,” “E-mail Lovers,” “Battle of Statistics,” “Failure to Communicate,” "Middle-Aged Tiki Dance," and other flash fiction pieces have been published by Espresso Stories.

His tragicomic novel, written in brief six-sentence chapters, is in progress at Lola Loves Richard .

Six-word "masterpieces" may be read at SMITH Magazine.



More Miniature Stories and Poems.


Monday, July 25, 2011

"Lost His Shirt" by Brad Rose appeared in Word of Mouth edited by Robert McEvily, 2010

My car’s headlights pierce twin tunnels into the night’s remote darkness, as the rain stabs down, its bright pins glittering toward God’s paved earth. Nothing ahead, but the promise of heavy weather for hours to come, and two-lane tarmac interrupted by the stutter of a white center line. Suddenly, the high-beams sweep a half-naked man, shirtless, running at the side of this otherwise vacant road. As I approach him, I slow down, but he doesn’t look up, he doesn’t pause, he just keeps running---towards or away---it’s impossible to say. I ease past him, and a half mile later, I glimpse a white Ford, empty as an abandoned prison readied for demolition, tilted on the side of the road. Windows rolled down, rain pouring in, no telling how much has been lost, or just who, if anyone, managed to escape.