Clip Closet

Pieces old and new from Liam Callanan.

A quick radio essay for a gray day about WI, AK, leprechauns and my 5-year-old trying to get her crayons to work outside when it’s 11 degrees. http://bit.ly/17mZqjy
“140 Characters,” (PDF) a new short story in honor of the professor who told me a short story should never, ever have more than 3.

140 Characters,” (PDF) a new short story in honor of the professor who told me a short story should never, ever have more than 3.

Thank you, @flavorwire! But enough’s enough. People, rise up and get this movie made! Either of my book or an equally exciting movie about duplicate titles. I’ll play the bestselling author in a cameo.

Of wives, windows…and socialism. A Milwaukee love story (or two) for Valentine’s Day. http://bit.ly/11Jf17u (And yes, that’s us in the picture.)

Welcome back to the resurrected Brain, Child, and to their resurrecting a couple-years-ago piece of mine about the daughter who wouldn’t speak. (And who — spoiler alert — now does.)

Welcome back to the resurrected Brain, Child, and to their resurrecting a couple-years-ago piece of mine about the daughter who wouldn’t speak. (And who — spoiler alert — now does.)

The ground floor

Somewhere around 1986, an online lit pioneer told me that blogs were really going to catch on: “try it!” she said. “you’ll never write for pay again!” So I did guest-try it, decided to leave it to the pros, and only return now to say: here’s the tumblr blog where I’ll be posting new and old pieces for those who’ve asked. (I note that I’ve done this just as my pioneer blog buddy has returned to print. There should be a word for such reversals.)

From the archives: a short story, not to be read while camping, from the marvelous failbetter.

From the archives: a short story, not to be read while camping, from the marvelous failbetter.

Christmas tree hunting with the Callanans, championship style. http://bit.ly/W0tXyu

Christmas tree hunting with the Callanans, championship style. http://bit.ly/W0tXyu

I’m not sure when a piece officially becomes infamous, but given that the reverberations of this one for The Awl, still echo…http://bit.ly/VjXAf9
Somehow*, my piece on Maitland Field has climbed to become one of the most read stories on Milwaukee Magazine’s website. (*I think @davidstack had something to do with it…thanks, sir.)

Somehow*, my piece on Maitland Field has climbed to become one of the most read stories on Milwaukee Magazine’s website. (*I think @davidstack had something to do with it…thanks, sir.)