Short Stories

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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 […]

I Must Endure

I Must Endure – Published in Fewer Than 500- November 2020 Up until the limitations of COVID, I took great pride in my Orange Theory Fitness classes where, yes, I brought up the average age tenfold. While attempting to disguise my septuagenarian chronology, I donned fashionable Lululemon attire and pink […]

An Angel’s Scent

An Angel’s Scent – Published in Potato Soup Journal – October 2020 Harry sat at the table with Evie sipping his mint tea as he did every morning. Three weeks had passed since the funeral, but he still felt her presence and talked with her as though she were there […]

The Fork Told the Spoon

The Fork Told the Spoon – Published in The Drabble – September 2020 I know it’s cold here set on this empty dining room table, behind shuttered restaurant doors, where the lingering scent of sumptuous food has dissipated. The hustle of waiters, the soft conversations and the sounds of clinking […]