How I’m Spending My Afterlife, for which I am currently seeking an agent. I like to think of it as a suspenseful literary noir with strong commercial potential. (One reader in the publishing world described it as domestic suspense, which also seems right.) It’s the story of a man who, after staging his own death, discovers that the life he thought he had was all a mirage. It runs about 82,000 words long and, as I mentioned, I’m actively working on finding representation for it. So if you’re a literary agent and this sounds like it might be your thing, contact me via email (scroll down for the address).
fiction, creative nonfiction and articles
- “Giving ‘All Shook Down’ Another Shake,” published January 24th, 2017 in The Collapsar.
- “The Tube Men,” published June 11th, 2016 in Disclaimer.
- “When the Drought Finally Ends,” published January 8, 2016 in The Collapsar.
- “Lehigh Acres, Designated Place,” published May 2015 in City by City: Dispatches from the American Metropolis, edited by Stephen Squibb and Keith Gessen for n + 1 (Faber and Faber); reprinted in The Towner (May 2016).
- “The Claw, 1994,” published May 1st, 2015 in Hippocampus.
- “Hugo,” published October 14, 2014 in Blunderbuss.
- “Don’t Tell a Soul,” originally published in Earth Island Journal (Autumn 2014); reprinted in Utne Reader (Summer 2015).
- “Can a Drive-Thru Really Be Green?” published August 28th, 2014 in the web edition of Earth Island Journal.
- “Back to Tall Pines,” published June 13, 2014 in Pulpwood Fiction.
- “One Weekend in Worcester,” published in Squalorly (Issue 7, Spring 2014).
- “Fancy Gap,” published April 16, 2014 in Word Riot.
Here is the blog that I really need to start keeping current. I’ll work harder at that, I promise (well, I promise to try, anyway).
If you want to send me email, my address is spencer d0t fleury at that mail service google runs. You know the one.