Jude's writing has appeared in Retreat West, New Millennium Writings, Fredericksburg Literary Review, Clackamas Literary Review, Scintilla Press, Typishly, and Cultured Vultures. His nonfiction short, 2012, 2016, 2017 was a finalist in the 2017 Montana Book Festival, and he was the winner of the 2017 Retreat West Flash Fiction Prize.
He also produces and hosts the literary "radio theatre" podcast Storytellers Telling Stories. New episodes available Tuesdays on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, any podcast app, and on sttspod.com
While My Wife is Out of Town - Winner of the Retreat West Flash Fiction Prize
Jordan & Karyn - NWM Monthly Muse Winner for October
Thank You - Typishly Journal
The First Seven - Fredericksburg Literary Review
2012, 2016, 2017 - Montana Book Festival Finalist
JOB #18 - The Clackamas Literary Review 20th Anniversary
The Has Been, The Dancer, The Invader - Scintilla Press
Better Call Saul Season 3 Reviews - Cultured Vultures
Tania Hershman (author and judge of the 2017 Retreat West Flash Fiction Prize) said:
"This story grabbed me right away from the title, it promises so much, it’s bursting with tension, and it tells you so much! Then comes that fantastic first line, the old horror story trope about having to go into the basement, but with the humour about carrying the cat.
This narrator’s voice was so strong and I was hooked, I was right there with him, enjoying myself enormously. I had complete confidence that the author had complete confidence and wouldn’t let me down. The story immediately surprises by not going anywhere near the basement and becomes a kind of list, of all the things he’s doing while she’s not there, odd, funny, wonderful things, and I am smitten. This is a story that takes risks in its structure, going off on tangents, not following a linear narrative, and the risks pay off. It is dark and funny and moving and strange. There is not a word too many or too few, and every word is precisely chosen, the character’s voice never strays. The ending: perfect. I could read this again and again and again."