Welcome to the Loose Fish blog.  -  if you're not familiar with my memoir (The Loose Fish Chronicles)  you may wonder what the title of this blog is about.   It's old whaling jargon, a fast fish likely has a harpoon in its side, "dibs" while a loose fish is just up for grabs.   As Meliville puts it: 

Artwork by Neely

      1.               A fast fish belongs to the party fast to it.  (nearest to it)
     2.                A loose fish is fair game for anybody who can soonest catch it.

"...these two laws touching Fast Fish and Loose-Fish will.on reflection be found in the fundamentals of all human jurisprudence . . . what are the Rights of Man and the Liberties of the World but Loose-Fish?  What are all men's minds and opinions but Loose-Fish?  What is the great globe itself but a Loose-Fish?  And what are you, reader, but a Loose-Fish and a Fast-Fish too?"

                                Moby Dick
                            Herman Melville


Currently seeking agent representation.


PRIME NUMBER Issue 11 Jul-Sept 2011 "The Wing Shed" (creative non fiction)

WORDRUNNER ECHAPBOOK.COM 12/15/11 Winter Issue "Six Chapters of The Loose Fish Chronicles, a memoir in stories" ( creative non fiction) Chapbook with hot links and photos

RED WHITE AND TRUE: Stories from Families and Veterans, WWII to the Present Anthology to be published in August 2014 by University of Nebraska Press/Potamac Books. Preorder on Amazon. Contains "The Wing Shed" excerpt.

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