Special Watch

I am excited and pleased to announce that Crisis Chronicles Press has published my first chapbook of prose poems titled, “Special Watch.”  These sensitive and often dark accounts arise from my experiences as a hospital corpsman at the Portsmouth Naval Hospital.  Copies of the book are available online at Amazon, Crisis Chronicles Press. Or at Guide to Kulchur in Cleveland and Mac's Backs in Cleveland Heights, Ohio.

About

Richard M. O’Donnell is a freelance writer from Oberlin, Ohio (25 miles SouthWest of Cleveland). He is co-founder of the Oberlin Writers’ Group (2003) and the founder of Infinite Monkey Sci-fi/Fantasy Writers group (2014). He pioneered the application of digital technology to creative writing. His 1983 master’s dissertation, “Special Watch,” was the first thesis ever presented in both the traditional paper format and on floppy disk. For the first time, stories and poems incorporated movement, sound, and animation. In the same year, he became the first American to have his short story collection, “Rice Wine,” published on disk. He was the founder of Bookware Publishing, and his children’s e-book, “Where’s Santa Claus?” won the Ohio Arts Council’s 1986 Individual Artist Grant. In 2015, Christopher Thompson Funkhouser cites his contribution to the form in Interdisciplinary & Performance Arts. Prehistoric Digital Poetry: An Archaeology of Forms, 1959-1995 (pages 112-113, 300 and 136).

Fiction

THE FALL
Long Story Short
June 3, 2016 [link]


A NEW MAN
Reader's Carnival: It Came From Outer Space
October 2015 [link]


THE GHOSTS OF BECCA WOLF
Every Day Fiction
September 28, 2013 [link]


THE INHERITANCE
Every Day Fiction
November 1, 2009 [link]


LICKWAYS
MicroHorror
February 4, 2010 [link]


THE THIRTEENTH STEP
Every Day Fiction
March 25, 2009 [link]


DARK REALTY
Every Day Fiction
July 12, 2014 [link]


THE PERFECT FIT
Every Day Fiction
December 28, 2009 [link]

Creative Non-Fiction

GENESIS OF THE EASTER SEALS SOCIETY: THE MEMORIAL DAY TROLLEY CAR DISASTER
North Coast Review, Issue 3
Fall Semester 2007 [link]


EENY-MEENY-MINEY-MO
North Coast Review, Issue 7
Spring 2010 [link]


REMEMBERING PRESIDENT JOHN J. KENNEDY ON THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF HIS ASSASSINATION
North Coast Review
Spring 2014 [link]


BREAKING BRICKS
A Long Story Short
November 2015 [link]

Anthologies


The Best of Every Day Poets One
[link]

The Best of Every Day Poets Two
[link]

Poetry

A TWILIGHT STROLL
A Long Story Short
August 2016 [link]


THE HOLY WAR CLEARING HOUSE SWEEPSTAKES®
Cynic Online magazine, Volume 13 Issue 3 Cafe Del Soul
March 2011 [link]