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 These, along with my unpublished works, will eventually become part of a short story collection.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 place, the right moment.
THE SOFTBALL CRUSH
Sometimes the game is a crush, with a twist.
A bike means something to a kid, minus tragedy.
A favor asked unabashed with unintended realization.