Team Player (Repost)

Rewrite of this short story that I first posted seven months ago. It's a story about a conflict between a longtime employee and a new hire in management. The tensions in the story may make it more timely now than when it was first posted. Hopefully I improved it. Could make a good short film … Continue reading Team Player (Repost)

A Book/Film That Has Changed The Way That You Think (7 Days 7 Posts)

(This is a prompt from the website daysixtyfive.com, day four of seven posts in seven days, subject: a book/film that has changed the way you think.  Link below.) https://daysixtyfive.com/2020/01/25/7-days-7-posts-your-daily-post-topics-starting-27-01-2020/ There are many books and movies that affected me in some way, and some more than others.  Of those that affected me deeply, most I would … Continue reading A Book/Film That Has Changed The Way That You Think (7 Days 7 Posts)

Team Player

(A workplace short story about a new hire in management, her effect on one of the employees, and the levers of office politics.  5,546 words long.) “Helen is just the spark we need!” Denise overheard a coworker say. “Maybe can finally implement the next phase in our growth plan,” another coworker said hopefully. “Just as … Continue reading Team Player

Almaden (repost)

First posted this short story just over four years ago, and I made some more changes to improve the narrative and the dialogue. This particular story means a lot to me, so I really want to get it right. The plot of Almaden is about a family's way of life coming to an end as … Continue reading Almaden (repost)

The Dealers (Repost)

I first reposted this old cannabis themed short story of mine on 4/20 back in 2015, now I'm re-reposting for today's 4/20 observance.  I first wrote this short story back in 2000 (and rewrote it in 2010), a time of stricter cannabis laws, and it looks at the underworld market of that time.  Admittedly the … Continue reading The Dealers (Repost)

Castle (Repost)

Wrote and posted this short story just over four years ago.  It's a story about a chance encounter between a poor person and a really poor person that leads to a discussion on life, who has it worse, and the Golden State Warriors.  A decent early effort that deserves more visits, about 1,550 words long, … Continue reading Castle (Repost)

Shakespearean Porn Titles

Everyone knows that the works of Shakespeare are rife with colorful (my apologies, colourful), witty sexual innuendo that was easily understood by Elizabethan audiences some 400+ years ago but is largely incomprehensible to modern English speakers, or at least to Americans. But what if his more luridly explicit language made its way into the titles … Continue reading Shakespearean Porn Titles

Hillside Trail

Erica stared out the IHOP window, deep in thought on what to do next. “I really think this is a mistake,” Alan said from across the table. Erica continued to look past him at the traffic on Lombard Street. “I’ve been good to you, I’ve been there for you,” Alan pleaded. “When did I ever … Continue reading Hillside Trail

Redwood Summer Part II Chapter 6 (repost)

A rewrite and expansion of Redwood Summer chapter 6. This is the beginning of the second third of the novel. It takes place about a month after chapter 5 ends, and begins the changes that will happen in Jason's, the main character, life. Jason and his mother have a debate about the pros and cons … Continue reading Redwood Summer Part II Chapter 6 (repost)

Redwood Summer Chapter 5 (repost)

Rewrite of chapter 5.  The scene is the morning after a glorious party, and the end of the first third of the novel.  Everyone is hungover but happy, and the story reaches a peak at the end of this chapter, after which is the downward slide to its ultimate fate. via Redwood Summer Chapter 5