Big Bear

Short story published in Corvus, issue 5 – a lovely literary e-zine based in the UK.

Several years ago, I had the pleasure of a road-trip with the casting director and producer Eileen Kennedy – my friend since graduate school. We crossed the great USA on Rt.66 for the film “Paper Heart”. One of the most interesting stops was Albuquerque.  The city and the people we met inspired this story.

Published in Corvus

Papa’s Contact

This short story appeared in Vol.1 Brooklyn. It made sense to me that a story that takes place in part in a Café found a home in an e-zine based in Brooklyn.

When I was young, I wished my parents knew people in fields besides my father’s occupation (lawyer) and my mother’s past (Radio Free Europe.) Now I am on the other side of the equation and hope I am more help to my friends’ off-spring than what happens in this story.

Published in Vol.1 Brooklyn


When this short story was accepted for publication by the editors of Apocrypha and Abstractions – they really made my day. I had been exploring how people see past and future, memory and the passage of time, and to tell this story in as few words as possible.

Modern art – I should say: abstract art as shown in the painting “Rising and Falling” (ART tab) tempts me to turn it around to see what would happen. I am also fascinated by our ability – thanks to technology – to travel without leaving our homes, see family and friends as we speak with them, and to reconnect with people we haven’t seen in a very long time.

Published in Apocrypha and Abstractions

What John Dreads

This very short piece has had quite a life of its own.  It was first accepted by Bewildering Stories and then picked up by Short Story America for the second Anthology that appeared in print in September 2012.

There’s a lovely pastel of a small child pulling a sled through a snow-covered yard that I love to look at.  One day, I thought, “Why is a child in a yard a lovely sight?  What if it filled an observer with a different emotion?”

Published in Bewildering Stories and Short Story America


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