Tag: mormonism

NEVER MIND THE BEASTS (MILTON KEYNES 1)

An excerpt from my debut novel, Never Mind the Beasts, now available from Dostoyevsky Wannabe. This except takes place in Milton Keynes England, in Coffee Hall. It is the 1980s and the family has just been converted by Mormon missionaries from America. Worzel Gummidge is on the telly. The father

Zion

In my final year of high school, I moved to a small town in Utah, it was much different than Vegas. Here is a microfiction about small town America, in the early 90s, from my novel Never Mind the Beasts, forthcoming from Dostoyevsky Wannabe in May 2020. It is called “Zion.”

A PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A YOUNG MAN

Battlestar Galactica is partly Mormon. Sci-fi is a big part of Mormon. Do you know the planet Kolob? When we immigrated to America, and my family converted to Mormonism, I had a hankering for sci-fi.

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

  Las Vegas, 1985, maybe August. I am a newly arrived immigrant in the United States of America. First Vallejo in a trailer park and then Las Vegas. Also, from a few years previously, a new religion, Mormonism. I was almost 12. On the border of puberty with a funny

Tin House Spring 2016 Two Poems

ONE OF THOSE KIND OF PLACES

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SIN CITIES

https://player.vimeo.com/video/141842682 SIN CITIES from marcus slease on Vimeo.

BLUE LIGHT SPECIALS AND PLACENTAS

A short excerpt From my recently finished novel NEVER MIND THE BEASTS. Will be sending it out to publishers/agents soon. Fingers crossed. Never Mind the Beasts is a 1985 coming-of-age story of Henry, a recent immigrant from Portadown, N. Ireland. Told in the style of vignettes, we move inside the

BATHTUB 54 IN BEECHER’S MAGAZINE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SKxx2k__7s

Beecher’s

Nice suprise in the post in london. My poem from The Spirit of the Bathtub in Beecher’s issue five. Super nice mag from University of Kansas!!!

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