Nub

Life is what is Life is what Life was Questions – Who? What? When? Where? How? Why? Okay, now we have all of the tools suggested for writing the introductory paragraph of a feature story for a leading national newspaper: Man was found dead today beneath the remnants of Planet Earth, his suicidal tendencies rewarded…

Carcass in the Sand – NEW Short Story on WattPad

The date on my original draft for this st0ry is listed as September 1984 so it is one of my earliest short stories, written when I was 16 or 17. I was exploring foreshadowing, man vs, nature, the use of metaphor, and an unexpected ending. My current edits reflect additional thoughts on war. The original…

Slaughterhouse

On a hill in the distance a building stands, a tribute to strength, power and brutal force. The setting sun gleams off of its bright gilded walls, making it into a tiny thing of beauty like a trinket to be worn. Suddenly, it swells. Its walls quiver and become bloated, choking the one around whose…

Silent Watcher

I search the heavens for a twinkling star and find one, only it is not a star; It is an Air Force jet screaming through the night, shattering Nature’s peaceful slumber. I search the forest for sparkling eyes and find some, only they are not eyes; They are the headlights of a rumbling tank, breaking…

Pushbutton Society

It seems like we have become the push-button, push-button civilization, computers everywhere to fulfill our every wish and command. Want food? Use finger Want drink? Go push a button. Life is at our fin- gertips, but so is demise. Just push the button. WANT TO BLOW THE WORLD SKYHIGH? Just push the button … .

Found: Box of Trilogy

Imagine my joy at finding this somewhat nondescript box on my doorstep this evening. Why such happiness you ask? Well, let’s open it and see. Hmm. Looks like a stack of manuscripts from Staples Copy and Print nicely shrink-wrapped, which, after I pull the plastic, reveals . . . My trilogy, A Triad of Song!…