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)

Almaden

SANTA CLARA VALLEY - 1964 John struck a match and lit a cigarette. He looked out across maintained rows of green leaved plum and apricot trees under the midday sun then tossed the burnt match to the ground. Past the trees he saw a construction crew in the distance on a recently cleared lot. He … Continue reading Almaden