Steve Silkin


Steve Silkin was born in New York, grew up in Los Angeles, then traveled across Europe. He once escaped arrest for trespassing at a skyscraper under construction by fleeing from the LAPD on his bicycle.

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The Bishop Moves Diagonally
Price: Free! Words: 1,600. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2011. Categories: Essay » Author profile
A poem about Bobby Fischer, Jimmy Page ... and me and my dad. ... Some of the ideas came to me as I realized he was the same age as Jimmy Page, who was about to play a Led Zeppelin reunion in London when Fischer died.
The Telescope Builder and Other Stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,570. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
My junior high was named for the man who built the telescope that unveiled the secrets of the universe. These are the tragedies that began during my days there, and continued ... "He sets up his characters, reveals the situation and then tears through your consciousness like a bullet," says Jonathan Penton, editor of the online literary review Unlikely Stories.
Too Lucky and Other Stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,410. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
17 stories about people and life in Paris, Los Angeles, London and elsewhere.
The Forbidden Stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,190. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Eros and thanatos: Stories of sex and death. .. A private investigator has some questions for a young drug dealer about the murder of a girl who dated his friend. ... A woman tells the story of her short, strange first marriage. ... Encounters with criminals on a trip to Europe. ... A girl invites a boy for a tryst at a Malibu condo, and it becomes one of the last stops in their love affair.
The Cemetery Vote
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 73,770. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Sex, drugs and election fraud: Jace Kingman, a drug dealer, is recruited to round up Latino day laborers and take them to the polls on Election Day. Dan Vienna, a fired police officer and aspiring internet porn producer, tries to extort a million dollars from a losing candidate for U.S. Senate by claiming he can prove the election was stolen. Everything goes wrong.

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