Short Stories

24 posts

Gone but Unforgettable

Gone but Unforgettable – Published in Trouvaille Review – April 22, 2022 Trapped in a canyon of time an inescapable echo surrounds me, a voice that stirs twists the familiar hands hunches my posture creeping in with age, the maternal voice I struggle to ignore will come with me to […]

Too Much Weight to Carry

Too Much Weight to Carry – Published in Flora Fiction Review – March 22, 2022 Wearing twenty unwanted pounds and bearing the weight of a critical mother, Eleanor was determined to free herself of both. But today, she had to find a mother-approved, Saks Fifth Avenue labelled, black dress required […]

Sleepless Nights

Sleepless Nights – Published in Trouvaille Review – January 22, 2022 Entangled thoughts clash in the darkened room should do, could do, must do, might. Explosion of energy illuminates my mind like fireworks in the night sky preventing rest as hours tick past while struggling to prioritize actions. Somewhere in […]

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Letting Go

Letting Go – Published in the Ekphrastic Writing Challenge – August 13, 2021 He stared out the window into the empty street lit only by the flicker of gaslights. The restaurant was empty and so was the page before him. Blank. Nothing. “Another whiskey,” he called across the empty dining […]

Summer Song

Summer Song – Published in Love Anthology by Pure Slush – October 2021 Remember our blind date when my dad answered the door and called you Mike? You didn’t know he called every guy Mike who showed up asking for me. I stood by biting the inside of my cheek, […]

Protected Territory

Protected Territory – Published in Washington Writers’ Publishing House Writes Issue 9 – September 2021 The sun had already set on this brisk November day in a town named for its location, squeezed between three cemeteries. In Middle Village, New York, streets were invisibly divided between working-class Russian Jews, Italians […]

Acts of Kindness

Acts of Kindness – Published in Moonstone Art Center Anthology – August 2021 after Danusha Lameris   I’ve been thinking about the night you brought me tea In that glass too hot to touch but wrapped in a napkin With that spoonful of honey, you added to sweeten my thoughts, […]

Movin’ On

Movin’ On – Published in 25 Miles from Home Anthology  by Pure Slush – August 2021 I stepped onto the porch to grab the morning mail like always, while Mama fixed breakfast. Standing out between the layers of junk mail spewing from the mouth of our rusted mailbox was a […]

Teen Angel

Teen Angel – Published in Growing Up Anthology by Pure Slush – April 2021 I was a rock star long before the first episode of American Idol’s season debut in 2002. Far ahead of our time in the 1960’s, friends and I descended my basement stairs lugging our well-stocked portable […]

Inside Out

Inside Out – Published In Lifespan Vol. 1: Birth – January 2021 The early months were pure bliss. Swimming like a lone angel fish in an aquarium, I grew to the size my pool could accommodate. But unlike that sea creature fed only once a day just a few dried flakes […]