My story “Hootchie Cootchie Man” is in the current issue of Black Static (#14). Look at this beauty:
It was reviewed on The review reads in part:

The eponymous ‘Hootchie Cootchie Man’ by Maurice Broaddus is a car thief who steals to order – but the order is placed by those wishing to ditch their cars by leaving a couple of hundred dollars under the floor mat. Nathaniel gives a girl a lift and then keeps running into her over the next few hours, as ‘Like a desperately needed word on the tip of his tongue, Nathaniel was on the verge of realizing an important truth.’ There is something slightly reminiscent in tone of Broaddus’ spare prose of Michael Moorcock, in that Nathaniel is somewhat iconographic in the same way as Jerry Cornelius and the Eternal Champion. The pick of the issue.

And here is the Amazon review (and the Horror News Net) which reads in part:

“Closer Than They Appear” is far and away the best tale in the issue, a painful story of self-doubt, self-hatred and self-destruction that rocked my ass in three pages flat.


*I know, I’ve just made Jason Sizemore weep in his coffee.