Monthly Archives: December 2022

A Free Story: The Gift

This story is from my collection, A Perfect Life and Other Stories. Seems appropriate for this time of year. Morning gleamed like a poem as fat snowflakes spiraled past my window. I like how snow silences the world, a cold compress salving the fevered pace of life. This was the first of the season. If […]

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Writing Prompt: Noise

“Clack, clack, clack.” The metallic sound woke her, as it had every night since she was left alone. She lay still, feeling the chug, chug, chug, of her new heart. She’d never noticed the clacking before. Was it new? Was it a sign of some malfunction? Maybe just the new quiet of her house. No […]

Writing Prompt: A Struggle

Back to some writing. A short piece for you. I’ll say more on the other side… Why couldn’t she have a simple problem? Lots of her friends’ parents were divorced. They shuttled between them like that little fake-feathered thing in badminton. Shuttlecock. That was it. Perfect. Back and forth. If it’s Tuesday, this must be […]

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Gut Check

No one needs to read another cancer story, so I’ll give you one that’s about dodging that particular bullet. And how you can too. Absolutely no one wants to read about prepping for a colonoscopy, so I’ll save the graphic details for my notes for the next one, because there will be a next one. […]

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