– Sample Features and Fiction + Memoir –
(Click on the bold to read.)
Pieces for Ben LeRoy’s Ampheta’Zine.
Fiction published by BlazeVOX, Spring Issue, ’10. A man discovers a homeless dentist performing extractions on a table in the park.
The working title of my memoir manuscript. This is a one page sample, the opening to Chapter 1. Posted on February 22nd, 2010.
Fiction feature for climbing.com, November ’09, on soloing and the lies we tell.
Fiction feature for climbing.com, October ’09. An almost historical account of founding father climbing tales.
Feature first published in Climbing Magazine, U.S., August, ’09. Opens with a story about my daughter getting her first flapper. Ends with a rewritten fairy tale.
“Confessions of an Almost Serious Climber”:
Outlook piece first published in Rock and Ice Magazine, a U.S. climbing magazine, July, ’09. Wicked sarcasm that made two editors “uncomfortable with my point of view”.
Feature first published in Gripped Magazine, Canada’s national climbing magazine, June, ’09. Chronicles experiences working with high school students in the IOP.
Story first published in Struggle Magazine (November, ’08), a proletariat lit journal out of Detroit, Michigan. Although the piece is fiction, an extension of Abbey’s The Monkey Wrench Gang, the piece earned Hoffmeister the erroneous label of “communist sympathizer”.
Feature that won the Rock and Ice Blogger’s Brawl and was later published (in a slightly different form) by Gripped Magazine, June, ’08. This article was rejected by one magazine for being too “insinuating”.
Story first published in The Rogue Voice, November ’07. Also part of the fiction collection Loss (Oregon Literary Arts Fellowship for fiction).
Story first published in The Rogue Voice, July ’07. Part of the fiction collection Loss. Excerpts from this collection won the Oregon Literary Arts Fellowship for fiction.