September 25, 2011

And Then There’s This

I was incredibly sad to hear that the Orlando Sentinel’s nightlife columnist, Kelly Fitzpatrick passed away a few days ago. I knew her and her death was a tremendous shock to myself and all of Orlando and I don’t see this shock wearing off for awhile. Some her friends wrote this really heartfelt article about her here.

Tomorrow, my story over at Safety Pin Review goes live. Indie lit’s most famous high plains drifter, xTx, had the honor of being the first story for this new magazine with a really interesting concept. You can actually hear my story being read during the publisher’s radio show somewhere between 4pm-5pm EST here. Check the site on Monday to see my story.

I am on the last leg of becoming a homeowner. I must submit some additional paperwork to prove to the lender I am worth taking a risk on. If I could only have future girlfriends fill out applications so I can see whether they are worth taking a risk on. I have no problem doing the same.

I’ll be back in a classroom at work soon. I’ll also be on a weird 10:30 am to 8:00 pm schedule during that time. The good news is I’ll get to stay up and write. The bad news is this will wreak havoc on my meals and my personal life (to an extent).

Enjoy your week.


Join the conversation! 2 Comments

  1. I really hope everything with the house goes smoothly.

    I also would like to see an emergence of vetting forms for friends & special acquaintances.


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About J. Bradley

J. Bradley's is a Best of the Net and Pushcart Prize nominated writer whose work has appeared in numerous literary journals including decomP, Hobart, and Prairie Schooner. He was the Interviews Editor of PANK, the Flash Fiction Editor of NAP, and the Web Editor of Monkeybicycle. He is the author of the poetry collection Dodging Traffic (Ampersand Books, 2009), the novella Bodies Made of Smoke (HOUSEFIRE, 2012), and the graphic poetry collection The Bones of Us (YesYes Books, 2014), illustrated by Adam Scott Mazer. He is the curator of the Central Florida reading series There Will Be Words and lives at

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