Bill Merklee is a writer who loves short stories, short films, and really short songs. He lives in northern New Jersey.

Occasional outbursts on Twitter: @bmerklee
Occasional photos on Instagram: @bmerklee


Empty Nest in Ellipsis Zine
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes in Bending Genres
God at 60 in X-R-A-Y Literary Magazine
Portugal in Ghost Parachute
A Note originally in Columbia Journal


Harry Twenty Years On originally in HIV Here & Now


Breath in Gravel and Anti-Heroin Chic
We Are What We Consume originally in The Record
The Lost Detail originally in New Jersey Monthly
A Lifetime in Bergenfield Belies Author’s Version originally in The Record

Selected Blog Posts

Parting words left on my LinkedIn profile
Remarks At My Mother’s Memorial
Unsung Hero
Fine Tuning
Neil deGrasse Tyson Brings Radio to the Bronze Age
Dakota Cats
My Sister, Her Daughter, and the Kindness of Nanci Griffith
The Civil War Is Always With Us
The Ballad of Young Bill Merklee
Dreams So Real
Mark Becker (1960-2014)
Songs Along the Path
Kyron Horman
Harry Root Merklee (1912-1971)
John Lennon (1940-1980)
Old Photographs