People always thought Chance was named after Peter Seller’s character in the movie Being There. He didn’t bother to correct them, but the truth was, his…
Blood MoonA quick haiku for tonight's blood moon. Does anyone else want to try your hand? 3 lines of 5, 7, and 5 syllables. moon shines defiant apple chee…
Aubrey had her own version of Peter Parker’s “spidey sense.” It was just as reliable, though a lot more annoying. She always threw up right before her…
Kiana barely scraped through high school. Her teachers had labeled her lazy and slow early on. But she let it all wash off her back. She just wasn’t…
If Stina closed her eyes and tried really hard, she could taste her mom’s blueberry pancakes. It took extra effort to get the flavors of the butter and…
A furious rattling of the old push handle on the front door of my cabin wakes me. My heartbeat wobbles, jumps, races, then settles. It comes again, and…
As Kit peered through his binoculars, trying to find the bird singing in the canopy above, a kaleidoscope of Monarch butterflies interjected itself…
A shiver ran up Woody’s spine as he hurried past the protesters and their openly carried guns. He was grateful to be able to feel that shiver, as it…
Mindy had the right name for the job but not the look. She had gone into library science because she loved books. She loved their looks, their smell…
A story and a challenge to my writing colleagues
Every ice cream Nico tried disappointed. They were all pale imitations of that one perfect taste he had loved so much as a boy. He had spent his life…
“Mistakes were made..” “Excuse me? Don’t you mean you made mistakes?” Jonah skewered the owner of Roberts Industries with a look. Then he lit the flame…