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THE WIDOW, a short story

The following letter was received in the mail with the request for it to be posted on the internet. Blake Nail neither condemns nor...

THE TOLL OF TWO, a short story

February 23, 1992 Carter’s fingers typed quickly on the keyboard, clicking and clacking away. Stephanie’s finger, on the other hand,...

You're Invited!, a short story

Pat the flames out on your pantleg, patch the drywall where the nuclear cockroaches attempted to breach and grab your children sharing...

A NIGHT ON WATCH, a short story

The explosion woke him. They knew when they crossed those two lines that the battles were going to intensify. Months they waited. Still...

a change of plans, blog post

Well, after much thought, pacing and chewing on nails, I've decided to go forward with self-publishing my novel, Reintegration. Which...

spiral (not the movie), blog post

no I didn't watch the new movie Spiral. this is about my own spiral. rejection is never fun. but it's even worse when you feel strongly...

hopeful editing, blog post

every time I say I'm going to write more on here it only lasts for a brief period and then I go back to neglecting it. But a recent...

rainy morning, blog post

the sun spent some time with us but rain has now come. I guess march isn't completely clear of winter yet. at least it's better than the...

lent and the far away god

every year lent rolls around and we hear the same old jargon. its a time to get closer to god. no one ever asks the question: how far is...

the end of a draft

it's done. finally. I finished my draft for Free Dom! I looked at the document creation date and it reads July 4th, 2019. I'm not sure if...

grateful

im watching the sun shine off the leftover settled snow from the recent storm and I feel grateful. I've only been in Ohio about eight...

snow day, a poem

the rooftops remind me of powdered donuts and the ground is blanketed in a white slate which brought me back here to you (and of course,...

since we last met

it's been some time since I've written here. I suppose it's a combination of reasons: - the toddler in my life - the move across the...

woe unto me, a poem

"O, woe is me T'have seen what I have seen, see what I see!" - Shakespeare (Hamlet) The Chinese treat the common cold with Ma Huang, a...

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