A Game of Checkers A father and daughter burdened by caregiving duties can't seem to find time to play a game of checkers.
Fiction: Fantasy, M, English, Fantasy, words: 2k+, 3/27/2019
1 Boxwood and Rosewood » A journalist finds a very rare and valuable chess set at an abandoned homeless site. She makes the mistake of taking the chess set home with her.
Fiction: Fantasy, T, English, Fantasy, chapters: 6, words: 2k+, 6/30/2018
Senior Portrait » It's 1976. A senior girl in high school has spent her entire life as a tomboy. Rarely wearing a dress. Never wearing makeup. Almost never varying her hairdo. So what happens when she shows up the day of the school yearbook portraits with a new hairdo, a new dress, and wearing makeup for the first time ever? A portrait of a lost era.
Fiction: Young Adult, T, English, Drama, chapters: 13, words: 6k+, 6/19/2016
1 Lament of the Newly Skinny People who have lost weight due to an illness aren't always happy about the weight loss.
Poetry: Humor, T, English, Humor, words: 148, 3/24/2016
1 Kitty Take a Walk A disabled elderly woman and the daughter who cares for her find unexpected joy in a strange little game involving a small cat figurine that was once a perfume bottle.
Fiction: Fantasy, T, English, Fantasy, words: 2k+, 10/19/2015
1 Tracy » Two minimum-wage workers in a pizza parlour get a second chance for love. There's a catch, however...
Fiction: Fantasy, T, English, Fantasy & Romance, chapters: 6, words: 4k+, 5/11/2013
1 Darwin's Feast A politician who preaches rugged self-reliance to poor people gets a taste of the dog-eat-dog society that he advocates.
Fiction: Horror, T, English, Horror, words: 1k+, 3/31/2013
2 All I Want for Christmas A teenaged girl wants a special gift for Christmas: something her parents can't give her. At Thanksgiving dinner, with relatives in the house, she snaps.
Fiction: Humor, T, English, Humor, words: 693, 9/4/2012
The Fears of Albert Weik At family reunions, a petty, mean-spirited man spews his political "worst fears." They always come true.
Fiction: Historical, M, English, Mystery, words: 3k+, favs: 1, 10/25/2010
1 The Devil and the Priest A priest tempts the Devil.
Fiction: Fantasy, K+, English, Fantasy, words: 1k+, 8/26/2010
3 A Christmas Eve Story On a snowy Christmas Eve, a waitress in a shabby restaurant in the poor side of town receives an extraordinary tip from a mysterious customer.
Fiction: Fantasy, K, English, Fantasy, words: 1k+, favs: 2, 6/24/2010
The Portrait in Burnt Sienna A schoolteacher discovers an unsettling, single-color portrait of a man falling through the air hidden behind the backplate of a workbench in a rented home. It appears to portray a location located nearby. Curiosity gets the best of her.
Fiction: Mystery, T, English, Mystery & Crime, words: 2k+, 11/16/2009
How Chief Sly Fox Became President of the US How a Hopi Indian Chief became President of the U.S. A fable in the style of Aesop.
Fiction: Fable, T, English, Humor & Parody, words: 345, 11/16/2009
The Girl Who Talked to Trees A sixteen-year-old girl who attempts suicide makes a startling discovery of the world around her.
Fiction: Spiritual, T, English, Spiritual & Fantasy, words: 863, 11/16/2009
The Lost Vision of Walter Will An affluent newspaper pundit purchases an antique mirror and takes a trip through Alice's Looking Glass - or so he thinks.
Fiction: Fantasy, T, English, Fantasy & Spiritual, words: 1k+, 9/28/2009
What You Reap A purchasing agent for Cheap-Mart unwittingly unleashes a nightmare upon the United States.
Fiction: Horror, M, English, Horror, words: 1k+, 9/28/2009
The Eye of a Needle The owner of a small restaurant wakes up one morning to find that almost all of the world's people have disappeared. It's not the Rapture.
Fiction: Fantasy, K+, English, Fantasy & Spiritual, words: 1k+, 9/28/2009
Abolition Day A stockbroker at the Lincoln Memorial catches a glimpse of the world that might have been.
Fiction: Fantasy, T, English, Fantasy & Supernatural, words: 2k+, 9/26/2009
4 Chess Lessons A love story, of sorts.
Fiction: Romance, T, English, Romance & Fantasy, words: 1k+, favs: 1, 9/26/2009