Short Stories

  • Out in Front

    Here’s a glimpse into how I find stories.  Sometimes. When I was in college, on Thursday nights I would end up sometimes at a bar. I can’t remember the name of the bar…

  • The Journey

    Do I pull inspiration from my life when I’m writing? Kind of. I twist it and turn it on its head. Here’s an example. A few years back two things happened that intersected…

  • Ending Up…

    Here’s another short story. This one was inspired by a 1000 word challenge in The Mountain Gazette magazine. The year was…so long ago. The challenge was to tell a story of what was…

  • To Rome|A Roma…

    This too shall pass my dear friends. The time will come when our hearts, our fears, our burdens will be placed to rest. When we will rise from the ashes of these difficult…

  • Here’s a short story for ya…

    I am not a fan of going to the dentist.  My mom works for a dentist. That was her chosen career path. So that meant my brother and sister and myself went to…

  • Storytime…

    Dearest fellow human, Hi there. In light of the insanity that’s threatening to engulf us these days, I have floated back to the thing that brings me the most comfort. Books. Back to…

  • A rejected chapter from my book Thirty

    Here’s something random to read for a cold winter day. I wrote a book called Thirty. It’s about Ali, a writer who has become disenchanted with her life. Her 30th birthday “party” is…

  • “Coffee Shops”

    Here’s a weird bit of information. When you publish short stories on your own personal website, it often voids the chances of said story to be published in a literary magazine, most of…

  • Idea 543…

    I recently read the essay “One Hundred False Starts” by F. Scott Fitzgerald which was published in The Saturday Evening Post on March 4, 1933. It is an interesting insight to his process.…