Tommy and Jamie

I hate waiting at the bus stop. It’s cold out and I forgot my mitts. Jamie went back to get ‘em. Tommy keeps pulling my hair on the…

Strength

“You can do this,” he said with an intensity that made me smile. I marvelled at the heft of the weapon, feeling its steely coolness, knowing a simple…

Last Glimpse

I found the perfect spot, for us to share a final gaze Of cosmic wonder, before the end of days The stars winked brightly, and the moon rose…

Playing with Fire

My thumb flicked the striker of the lighter and the spark gave birth to yet another flame. I studied its flicker and playful dance, the power in my…

The Perfect Trick

All eyes were either on Scott’s hands or Amy’s outfit. That was part of the hook. He’d fumble through the basic show tricks ably enough despite only picking…

Villain

Vanquishing the mighty hero Inciting mayhem and chaos Legions of henchmen Lair of deceit Aggressor Intrigue rules with an iron fist No mercy says the wicked

Fortification

David’s hand trembled as he poured the Ballantines over the ice. He drank it in a single pull and refilled his glass, wincing at the burning fortification. David…

The Plain Text Rebellion

Let me tell you a story. When I was in high school, I remember when typewriters became computers and document processing a la touch typing became the darling-do.…

Lost in the Rain

rain in late summer the boy walks along the street following a boat Tommy stomps in puddles wearing his new red boots as his paper craft sails the…

Fear of Failure or Rejection?

What keeps you from writing the story that’s been tumbling in your head forever? What keeps you from posting here? What keeps you from pressing that dreaded submit…

A Very Brief Update

Here it is, late August 2014, and it’s a busy time as always. I work at a community college. Faculty came back this week and students return the…