Fiction

 
April 24  •  Favorites, Fiction, Short Stories

Lost in the Company of Santas

Short story: They step off the train into the Portland rain. Santas, Mrs. Santas and Easter Bunnies. Tens, twenties and more ... their numbers...

April 16  •  Favorites, Fiction, Short Stories

A Mid-Winter Night’s Traditions

Short story: Traditions mean a lot to this close group of college friends. But for outsiders joining their annual ski trip, these traditions can be...


February 15  •  Favorites, Fiction, Humor, Short Stories

The Look of Strangers

Short fiction: "I’ve lived here for over three years, but I still get that “look” from strangers every time I step into a diner or coffee shop...

October 8  •  Favorites, Fiction, Humor, Short Stories

When Night Falls, It Comes Without Warning

As night falls, a white shadow slithers off the main highway and toward the end of the cul-de-sac. Gather the children, because it’s come for them...


February 21  •  Favorites, Fiction, Short Stories

Waiting for the Rain to Fall

More than just waiting for the rain, this short story "tells of a man whose father’s stories may offer more truth than he ever realized."

February 6  •  Favorites, Fiction, Flash Fiction

Discovering the Secrets of the Workshop

A reimagining of one of my other pieces of writing, a workshop filled with characters that keep returning to me, waiting for me to finish their...


November 8  •  Favorites, Fiction, Flash Fiction

On a Country Road in a Blizzard

This flash fiction piece explores the desperation of being stranded (in this case, along a country road in a blizzard), and what we are capable of...

November 4  •  Favorites, Fiction, Flash Fiction

My Destiny Finds Me On Its Own Terms

My destiny (or fate or kismet ... whatever word I use to describe it) comes on its own terms, often finding me when I am most unprepared.


October 29  •  Favorites, Fiction, Flash Fiction

And We All Danced in the Laboratory Sometimes

Here's what I know: at some point I worked in a laboratory, with a unicycle, and alongside people worthy of a story. Here is a piece of that pie...

October 18  •  Favorites, Fiction, Flash Fiction

Thankful to Be Making Music

"Backing down, thankful to be making music, Orange picked up her drum sticks ..." Flash fiction excerpt that deals with relationships, death, and...