Form 6A (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 Form 6A (Repost)

Redwood Summer Chapter 16 (repost)

Rewrite of chapter 16 of Redwood Summer, a novel of 1990 San Jose.  In this next to last chapter, the main character visits his best friend under unfavorable circumstances.  They conflicted the last time they saw each other so they have some making up to do.  Link below.  About 1,800 words. via Redwood Summer Chapter … Continue reading Redwood Summer Chapter 16 (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)

Form 6A

(A workplace short story about a new hire in management, her effect on one of the employees, and the levers of office politics.  About 5,600 words long.) Denise was suspicious of Helen from the beginning. When Helen arrived for her first day at work, everyone was wowed her outgoing personality and just the right amount … Continue reading Form 6A

Redwood Summer Chapter 15 (repost)

Rewrite of Redwood Summer chapter 15, a novel of 1990 San Jose. In this chapter the main character receives life changing news.  Only two more chapters to rewrite and repost.  I've spent a lot of time rewriting this novel, and maybe Redwood Summer will never come to anything, but everytime I work on it I … Continue reading Redwood Summer Chapter 15 (repost)

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)

Redwood Summer Chapter 14 (repost)

Finally completed rewrite of chapter 14 of Redwood Summer, a novel 1990 San Jose.  This chapter is mostly an interior monologue as Jason, the main character, recovers from a hangover and reflects on the fraying relationship with his best friend Randy, the misery of his current work situation, and dread for the future. Redwood Summer … Continue reading Redwood Summer Chapter 14 (repost)

Redwood Summer Chapter 13 (repost)

Chapter 13 of Redwood Summer, a novel of 1990 San Jose.  Of all the 17 chapters, this one has been the most challenging.  At first I thought this chapter was all about the clash between the two main characters, but now I've come to realize that it's more of a breakup.  No doubt I'll revisit … Continue reading Redwood Summer Chapter 13 (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)