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Flash Fiction: Waiting for Dad to Come Home on Thanksgiving

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On Thanksgiving Day 1969, a young boy becomes increasingly worried when his father, a New York City detective, is late for the big family dinner. Read More »

Flash Fiction: The Readers

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They would sit outside during the summer months on their covered porch, each one of them reading a book for hours at a time. Read More »

Flash Fiction: Venus Goes to Mars

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A retired astronaut promises his dying wife to deposit her ashes on Mars. Read More »

Flash Fiction: ‘The Five Stages’

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Why did Daniel insist on coming down here today? She wasn’t ready. They hadn’t set foot in the place in months. She wasn’t interested…in anything. Sheila shook her bangs out of her eyes and pushed open the oversized, wooden door. It creaked a little, stiff from disuse. She reached for the light switch to her right and felt the soft, ... Read More »

Expatriates on Fourth of July in Paris

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Expatriate Americans in Paris celebrate Independence Day their way. This is an excerpt from my novel in progress, 'Garden of Ghosts.' Read More »

Flash Fiction – Three Olives

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I look at the drink, the olives staring up at me like three miniature eyeballs. Read More »

Flash Fiction: Father’s Day – ‘Endurance’

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I recalled those moments alone with my father, the sun setting on the water, the strong smell of the bay, and only the fish tugging a line could break the sacred silence between us. Read More »

Flash Fiction: The Last Job

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As Jeff stormed out slamming the door, Sophie sat down on the stairs trembling and thinking about him getting arrested or killed that night. Read More »

Flash Fiction: “Deep Space Recovery Ship 13 – Sentience”

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You are developing your personality. You should not be alarmed because I programmed you this way. Read More »

Flash Fiction: ‘The Promise’

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Sammie Sanders didn’t know what to be afraid of. This sometimes made her brave, other times foolish. Her mother was a single mom who didn’t pay much attention to Sammie or her younger sister, Jeannie. Her mom was in a sort of perpetual motion to find the perfect man. From what Sammie could see, they were in limited supply. In ... Read More »