Monday, June 2, 2014


3:06:01, after 2.5 hours of beauty, you think Mozart is finished convincing everyone he's a genius; All is peaceful sounds like Mozart is whispering "No, dear audience, I haven't finished writing beautiful music, not quite yet; listen to this." Plus 2:55:19 Susanna's aria=sublime; love the drifting petals.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Goal: New Short Story

One goal: to end a short story on one word.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Arrivederla New Short Story Excerpt

Inside newly renovated Ristorante Alte Amore, Christina clinked her wine glass with three friends. “Best farewell party, ever.” Leaving is not sweet sorrow, just sorrow. To Rome. To New York.” Christina drained her glass. “To the fountain covered with roses in the parking lot.”

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

New Short Story First Paragraph

Rain clouds chased the mid-August sun. Pothole and Hiram stood in the barn loft, watching young men pass hay bales hand to hand toward the barn tackle and pulley, waiting to be lifted skyward to an almost full loft.   The Crayton family barn, ecumenical gray against the sky, lorded the landscape.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Starbucks Door Sign

During this past weekend, on Friday, my local Starbucks door contained an extra sign: "Behind every cup of coffee there's a story." During the past two months, my local Starbucks barista put a copy of my latest short story on the bulletin board. Several people took the short story down, read it, and put it back. Walking in to Starbucks on Friday, 25October2013, was a pleasant surprise, so thank you to the universe.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Short Story Link

Thanks to Triangle Writers Critique Group 2 for the critiques and feedback. Deep South magazine showcases Southern culture. Enjoy the short story and the web site.

Here's the link to Shell Partners: