I just posted the full version of Vincent, one of the stories from the Ocean Beach Collection. You can read the full story by clicking here.
Living in Portland has forced me to reevaluate how I measure the distance of things. For example, I drive from Oregon to Washington 5 days a week, where I work in a different state with different tax codes, regulations and laws. It’s only 22 kilometers, but the distance is significant. At the same time, surfing […]
1. Mother Theresa Mother Theresa doesn’t do things quietly. That’s never been her style. She’s off on her morning rounds at the moment, pinballing down our passageway and bouncing off the walls. Coughing so hard her eyeballs are bulging in their sockets. The kitchen is her first checkpoint. An assortment of dirty glasses and empty […]
Ocean Beach, my latest collection of stories has just been made available. You can see full details of the collection below. Clayton Truscott’s episodic collection of stories, Ocean Beach, embraces the uncomfortable relationship between human nature and responsibility. Set against the lively backdrop of San Diego’s OB, each character tries to manage their fate in […]
Should Las Vegas Exist? Day: Sunday Time: 10:37 a.m. “Las Vegas shouldn’t exist.” Jordache said this to Sam and I, speaking over the hooting and whistling of other passengers as our plane made its final descent towards at McCarran International Airport. We cut through a layer of heavy clouds, and the Spring and Sheep Mountain […]
Last week, after meeting on Twitter (the social equivalent of a mega mall), I sat down with Danger Slater to talk about his new novel, I Will Rot Without You. In a nutshell, I Will Rot Without You is like a disturbing dream that stays with you for days after you’ve woken up. Except that […]
Phillipa didn’t seem like the sort of person who’d keep a seagull in the freezer. I was looking for ice at three in the morning when I found it, right behind the microwavable meals and fish sticks. The tap water at her house had this gassy tang, like residue from a pot of boiled broccoli; […]
According to Oregon State Park Rangers, you should do the following if you see a cougar in the wild: 1. Freeze. 2. Remain calm. 3. Maintain eye contact. 4. Appear large; bulk out your clothing, raise your hands 5. Fight back if attacked. 6. Make noise. 7. Keep children close. 8. Avoid hiking alone. I […]
One weekend in the Mojave Desert goes a long way. In terms of relaxation, it’s probably equal to six days at home, on the couch, drinking organic vegetable smoothies and green tea, while reading Eckhart Tolle’s books with whale sounds in the background. That’s how it felt when we got back. I’ve wanted to see the desert […]
In 2012, a few weeks before I got married, I went to Mauritius with photographer, Greg Ewing, plus Rudy Palmboom and Brand Jackson. The trip was originally penned for Zigzag (read the article here: Mauritius -Article), before getting published in The Surfer’s Journal, Wavelength, Fluir , and Do It Now.