D. E. Clayton


D. E. Clayton (a pseudonym) has worked in magazine, newspaper, and book publishing for more than 30 years as a writer and editor. Originally from Northern California’s Bay Area, he attended public schools in Southern California and was an honors student and all-league basketball player in high school. After dropping out of a leading research university, Clayton later earned degrees elsewhere in journalism and law. He worked as a newspaper reporter and editor for 19 years in Southern California’s Inland Empire region; prior to that he briefly wrote for and edited a music and entertainment industry trade journal based in Hollywood. Most recently he has worked as a technical writer and book editor in the computer software industry. Before his career in print and digital publishing, Clayton labored as a movie theater usher, bus driver, shower stall fabricator, print shop bundler, hardware salesman, dishwasher, housepainter, janitor, warehouseman for a greeting card company, pizza cook, and bartender.


C2H6O: The Annihilation of the Blossoms
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,860. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Inspirational
This darkly comic story captures three days in the life of Jack Markgraf, a news reporter who has seen too much blood, too much of the mundane—and not enough alcohol. Jack stumbles through boozy nights and intense days at the newspaper while snapshot-like memories of his past flash before him. Ultimately he comes to a reckoning with his drinking, but is it soon enough? Or too little, too late?

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