Without Expiration book trailer

William R. Hincy



“Are we bad people who sometimes do good things, or good people who do bad things?”

As society struggles to reconcile the uncovering of past wrongs with simple human frailty, punishment and personal redemption, the stories in Without Expiration challenge us to consider the humanity of characters who are flawed and heartbroken and who do and suffer terrible things. Works from Without Expiration have been published in some of America’s best short fiction journals. From the tale of a devastated father hunting his daughter’s killer to that of a couple forced to confront the disintegration of their marriage anew each time the wife awakes from a persistent vegetative state, the short fictions in this anthology seek to obliterate any sense of righteous indignation and to question how any of us can make it unscathed through a life where our every mistake is without expiration.

Directed by
Max Rosen

Produced by
Film 14

Music by
Alec Lambert


“Hincy doesn’t hold your hand while he tells you a story—he leads you to the darkest hour, the deepest secret, the saddest truth, and leaves you holding the consequences. While one story is funny and filled with ludicrous-but-adorable characters, the next is stark, real, and unsettling. You may need a moment to recuperate between stories, but it’s well worth it. This is short story telling at its finest.”

Connie Kuntzeditor The Rockford Review

“Deft, poignant, and unflinching, this collection takes the short story form and turns it inside-out like yesterday's lost sock. Not to be missed.”

Charles Hoodwinner of the Kenneth Patchen Prize for Experimental Fiction
William R Hincy


“Some people run from their demons; others sit down and have cocktails with theirs.”

William R. Hincy is a man who does and writes about the latter. Having become a writer after deciding it was the only sensible thing for a problem drinker to do, Hincy aspires to use literature to connect society on an emotional level through characters who no longer create messes but have instead become the mess. Widely published, Hincy’s work seeks to disrupt the notions that great writing is inaccessible and that there is only a market for stock plots, reboots and generic formulas. He now lives outside of Los Angeles with his wife and kids, having found solace in the notion that the only things sacred are self and spiced rum.

William R. Hincy’s work has been featured by many of America’s best short fiction publishers, including Short Story America, Watershed, the Avalon Literary Review, Ellipsis, Oracle, Passages North, and Black Mountain Press. Visit williamrhincy.com to join the community of jolly rogues trying to change the world through the unique empathy that only great literature can provide.