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She had been shelling peas. The most mundane task imaginable. She kept thinking about frozen peas in the supermarket aisle and how she had never…

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The moment of hesitation before jumping off the cliff into the cold deep water below. Before kicking your right foot and rolling ahead on a…

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I forgot to thank my mother before she died. She left this earth – actually entered this earth –fourteen years before the COVID-19 pandemic was…

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<> My mother, who was full of love, piss and vinegar, has been gone nigh on a dozen years now. I have her artwork on…

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They speak of coming back from the war, but the war comes back, too, and will follow all the days of your life. Walking down…

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This is a January story, a story that started in 2019 and ended on its last day. A New Year’s Eve Ball where she could…

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[The is an excerpt from my new novel — the end of a scene. It's Susan and Richard's wedding day, and they've been drinking with…

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Who was I, dwarfed by the monumental mountains, the curving roads, his little red car clinging to the narrow highway as we wound our way…

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Falling to his knees, he let his hands push into the soft earth that she had tilled. Curling his fingers around the tender roots of…

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We woke way before dawn, it was probably about 3:00 AM. We were climbing Little Tahoma. Little Tahoma is a rock stack that is on…

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Yawwwwwn. The alarm on my cell phone plays Paperback Writer at 7:15 a.m. Is it really time to wake up already? No way! It's practically…

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When my grandma was young in Oak City, Utah, she skated on the frozen ponds in winter. The irrigation system spotted the desert with ponds,…

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