Fiction Portfolio

Stories are meant to engage us and to provide temporary escape from the real world. I remember many a stormy night when I became so immersed in a Stephen King thriller that I forgot to be scared, or so intrigued by a Lillian Jackson Braun “Cat Who” mystery that I forgot about necessary chores. 

For me, writing stories is a similar escape, except the characters and situations are my creation. Those characters come from somewhere deep within me, whether the situations are derived from real-life or come from somewhere inside my active imagination.  I love writing a good story as much as I love reading one.   

Click on the images below for excerpts of my published stories.  These, along with my unpublished works, will eventually become part of a short story collection.

THE WRONG ADDRESS
THE WRONG ADDRESS
The wrong place, the right moment.

 

 

IMAGE SOFTBALL CRUSH
THE SOFTBALL CRUSH
Sometimes the game is crush, this time not.

 

 

IMAGE THE BICYCLE
THE BICYCLE
A bike means something to a kid, minus tragedy.

 

 

THE FAVOR
THE FAVOR
A favor asked unabashed with unintended realization.

 

 

IMAGE THE OTHER ME
THE OTHER ME
Shoes matter, and it’s not about the size.