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New Fiction

posted on: May 17 2017

“What Nell Dreams”

originally published in Squawk Back On Monday it’s about a horse. The eyes are remarkably kind, shy, even flirty under their thick veil of lashes. She looks at Nell from the side, sticking her large soft muzzle over the fence to nudge at her outstretched hand....

posted on: Jan 03 2017

Bree’s Miracle – from BY THE WAYSIDE

Purchase here BREE’S MIRACLE Bree had a female complaint. Bad periods, I mean this girl could really bleed. Started at age eleven, would probably be pushing sixty when she quit, lots and lots of Advil on board, not to mention all the Kotex she could run through in...

posted on: Oct 14 2015

LETTERS OF LOVE AND HATE

  originally published in the Fall 2015 issue of Crossborder, the literary journal of Leapfrog Press.   LETTERS OF LOVE AND HATE She envied the female diarists, scribbling at elegantly carved desks in great houses.  Feather pens, dripping ink, and the thin glow of candlelight. By day they oversaw...

What Is Found, What Is Lost – Chapter Three

Just released from She Writes Press Buy here (Go back to Chapter One and Chapter Two)           Chapter Three 1980 Ken had promised to be on his best behavior. Holly and her husband, Jack, were coming over for drinks. They were visiting from Minnesota, where they’d lived for three years. Freddie had offered to...

posted on: Aug 25 2014

What Is Found, What Is Lost – Chapter Two

Just released from She Writes Press Buy here (Read Chapter One here, Chapter Three here)           Chapter Two 1977 In the early days of their marriage, disagreements were often about money. Freddie was used to earning her own, and Ken wanted her to stay home. His job was stressful. It soothed...

posted on: Aug 19 2014

Along Came A Spider

Originally published in the May 2014 issue of The Corner Club Press                 She was drawn to his watercolors. Gentle landscapes, ponds and rushes, and a sky so soft and blue she wanted to rise and just drift away. His work...

posted on: Aug 17 2014

By The Wayside – A Short Story

  Originally published in the Summer 2013 issue of Nomos Review and nominated for a Pushcart Prize by Editor-in-Chief Lisa Sanchez     By The Wayside She's a woman who discards anything which causes sorrow or blocks her path.  A man she cares for does both, and she leaves him. ...

posted on: Aug 07 2014

What Is Found, What Is Lost – Chapter One

Buy here (Read Chapter 2 here, Chapter 3 here)     Chapter One 2012 In a quiet Sioux Falls neighborhood, a widow walked her Boston terrier along a shady street.  The dog moved slowly and without much purpose, as if he, too, were grieving.  The woman, Freddie, considered the loss of...

posted on: Jan 22 2014

“Sam and Suki”

    Sam was a large girl, big-boned, her mother would say.  Others called her heavy-set.  And some just called her fat.  Insults were Sam’s lot.  Her name made it so easy.  Sam crams spam and jam.  She could go by Samantha, but that felt worse that the...