“Can you imagine feeling strong attraction to someone, then repeatedly bashing them in the face with the hopes of making them pass out? It gnaws on your soul, your very fucking being.”

Read “The Pugilist in Repose on His Porch, Most Mornings” at Short Edition

In past years my essays, and poems have been published in a wide range of literary magazines such as PANK, COPPER NICKEL, MATTER, and journals from coast to coast.

But 2019 was the year I rethought my approach to writing, revision, and submission. In 2019–2020 my stories have appeared or will appear in 18 literary journals.

I also rethought my approach to my novelistic efforts, and the result is a publishing agreement for May 2020. Look for more info on BOGORE soon.

But who is Christopher X. Ryan? Read more here.

“It was there that she decided she wanted her very own nicho, a place to set a glowing candle or ancestral effigy. Only, hers would be in the center of her chest.”

Read “Nicho” at The Hunger Journal.

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