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My consistent readers,

As promised, here is a piece of flash fiction published today by Bewildering Stories.

There is more truth here than you can imagine. My dream world is alive, but maybe not so well.

January 28, 2013 at 9:15 pm 4 comments


My consistent readers,

It’s been a long time, too long, since I have been able to report an acceptance.
Next week Bewildering Stories will be publishing a flash fiction piece, The Dream Catcher.

I have a very active dream life and my wife, Joni, pays the consequences. There was the night I was a Karate expert and was attacked by two villains, well, you get the picture.

Here is a link announcing the story’s publication.

I bask in the minuscule glow of my success.

January 21, 2013 at 7:22 pm Leave a comment


My consistent readers,

Here is my poem, Dragon Eggs, just published by Bewildering Stories.

It’s a children’s poem. I stepped out of character on this one.

October 11, 2011 at 3:29 pm 2 comments


My poetry readers,

I offer to you my last, and most recent published poem. The poem was published by Bewildering Stories in 2007.

Let me tell you its history.

Back in the mid 1970s, I was working in New York. You already know this if you read the background for The Camera’s Eye. I would sometimes spend weekends with a coworker and her husband. They lived in Queens, but knew Manhattan which I often visited with them.

One cold winter night, I was sitting in the backseat while they drove. I happened to look out the window at a landscape of tenements, high-rises that packaged the less fortunate.

I will never forget this. Most of the windows were dark, yet one had a glaring light that drew my attention. I was mystified by this and thought about it for many years; then I finally wrote this poem.


Driving along in New York City
One cold stark Saturday night,
The city alive, the tenements dark
Save a harsh fluorescent light.

What were you doing that Saturday night?
Making love, planning your life
That dark Saturday night,
That cold Saturday night.

I saw your light, that lonely light
That cold dark Saturday night.
In the distance a beacon calling us home
As we wandered through darkness that night.

The city was dark, the hope departed
That cold stark Saturday night.
But work was done and dreams were dreamed
In the shadows that journey towards light.

That time is gone, that time is past
Yet my mind recalls the sight
Of you alone amidst the sea,
That fluorescent beacon of light.

You planned, you dreamed, you lived your life,
That cold dark Saturday night.
Where are you now, what have you become?
A demon, a memory, a light.

Did you succeed, did you escape?
Did you survive your plight?
Does your beacon still shine showing the way
As we journey this lonely night?

Recently, I have been working on other poems. When I feel they are right, I will share them with you.

To all who read my blog, thank you. I hope you enjoy what I write, and more importantly, has some meaning for your life.

Walt Trizna

March 10, 2011 at 7:35 pm 2 comments


My reluctant reader(s).
I am including a link to my work published in Bewildering Stories. Most of the stories have already appeared in this blog, however, include now is a novella and poem. Part of this novella was published in China, much to my surprise.


March 7, 2010 at 5:46 pm Leave a comment


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