SONDER

n. The realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own

I love stories and words. Especially ones like sonder, which for me is both a word and a story. [Consider watching the video… it’s well worth two minutes thirty-nine seconds. I warn you that the thoughts it engenders might (hopefully) last much, much longer.] There’s a moment—usually early morning with a second cup of coffee—when […]

The WHETHER Forecast

 “A true saying it is: Desire hath no rest, is infinite in itself, endless, and as one calls it, a perpetual rack, or horse-mill.” That was written by St. Augustine b. 353AD, d. 430AD, as cited by Robert Burton in his 1621 work titled, Anatomy of Melancholy. He was talking about what is known as the […]

‘The Girl in Blue’

Flashfiction

I came across a picture that–as they often do–made me wonder at the story behind it. It was of the tombstone of a little girl, never identified (for decades) struck and killed by a train. I could have made something up about the girl: why no one claimed her body; why there was no family […]

EXCERPT ‘A hard blow to the balls’

SCENE DRAFT | The D'Arkane Files

“I’m not going to attempt to teach you any advanced hand-to-hand combat. If you come on anyone or anything and I’m not there to handle them don’t screw around. Use a gun or a blade.” Alex showed Morgan the Fairbairn-Sykes commando knife in his hand. It looked like a long double-edged dagger. And was very […]

EXCERPT ‘On 7th Street, An Angel Fell’ THE CHOICE

DRAFT

All she had lost—the choices made and not made—and their haunting pain bowed her. She looked at the man and thought about redemption, the promise she had been given. Her back and shoulders spasmed; her yearning to fly again above all the hurt found on the surface of the Earth shook her. But the man […]

EXCERPT ‘On 7th Street, An Angel Fell’ SCENE 01

DRAFT

There is a moment for angels, a flicker of an instance when they feel as humans do. As they must because it is necessary to give them finality. It shows them why they—angels—exist even though Man doubts… or denies. It is that moment—what they call The Fall—when it is determined if they continue to serve […]

COVER REVEAL ‘On 7th Street, An Angel Fell’

Coming December 2017

Cover reveal for this year’s holiday season story. Want to read last years story WHITE BIRD? Just let me know and I’ll send you a link to it. STORY BLURB: When you’re on everyone’s shit list… you get stuck working Christmas Eve. But sometimes there’s a reason for what’s happened–what happens–to you. And what you’re called […]

To Be Alive…

An Alpha & Beta Story

“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive; to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.” –attributed to Marcus Aurelius Beta was making what we call Cyclops toast, one of our favorite breakfasts (others may call it ‘Eggs-in-a-Blanket’). That’s where you butter a slice of bread, fold […]

The Center That Holds

The Vital Cornerstones of a Life

I answered the phone, and after the “Hi, how’re you doing,” he started the conversation with: “I believe many of these students have already formed the way they view life. If they don’t have basic honesty as part of who they are…” It was Tom Faught, one of my authors on the phone; he’d emailed […]