Redwood Summer Chapter 8

“So now that I have my general ed out of the way I can really concentrate on my major,” Kathy said optimistically. “I’ll be able to do more work in the lab, and in a year I can intern.” Jason, Christine, and David sat at one side of Kathy at the dining room table, mother … Continue reading Redwood Summer Chapter 8

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Redwood Summer Chapter 7

Jason and Christine were sitting upon a small stand of wooden bleachers watching her nephew’s little league baseball game. Christine’s sister, brother in law, brother, brother’s girlfriend, niece and nephew were sitting by them along with other families and groups of friends. Others were lounging on folding lawn chairs on either side of the cyclone … Continue reading Redwood Summer Chapter 7

Redwood Summer Part II Chapter 6

  Jason put on a T-shirt and combed his hair in front of his bedroom mirror. He then grabbed his keys, wallet, and change and left his room for the kitchen. The morning sun shone through the windows and the remains of breakfast were on the kitchen counter. Jason's mother was sitting at the kitchen … Continue reading Redwood Summer Part II Chapter 6

Redwood Summer Chapter 5

Jason's eyes slowly opened in the diminishing darkness of early dawn. He made out a ceiling in the dimness, then looked down and saw Christine asleep and huddled up against him on the living room couch. He gently kissed her face, then felt the weight of a hangover and his eyes fell shut. His head … Continue reading Redwood Summer Chapter 5

Redwood Summer Chapter 4

  “Everybody at work is optimistic,” Jason relayed to Christine as they drove to Todd’s house. “At our last company meeting, upper management said that we were going to make the transition through the current world situation so easily nobody would notice. They’re smart, they know what they are doing. And they wouldn’t jeopardize the … Continue reading Redwood Summer Chapter 4

Redwood Summer Chapter 3

Jason grabbed the coffee pot from the maker, filled up his cup, and returned to the circle of coworkers at the break room table. “But there’s no way we’re having another Bay Bridge Series this year,” Kevin added to the train of conversation. “Oakland possibly, but not the Giants, too many pitching problems.” “Still early … Continue reading Redwood Summer Chapter 3

Redwood Summer Chapter 2

Jason was feeling good as he got home after work. His younger brother was sitting at the kitchen table and talking on the telephone while his father was over in the sunken family room. Father was looking at the newspaper while the evening news was on the television. “Hi, Dad,” Jason said. “Jason. How was … Continue reading Redwood Summer Chapter 2

Redwood Summer Part I Chapter 1

For Mom and Dad   The ball I threw while playing in the park Has not yet reached the ground -Dylan Thomas   SAN JOSE, CA 1990 Was it all just too good to be true? Jason was sitting in the passenger seat of a work truck reflecting deeply on the life changing events of … Continue reading Redwood Summer Part I Chapter 1

Fault Lines

(This is the third short story of my history of Santa Clara Valley series) SILICON VALLEY – LATER 1980s “You really want to move out there?” Gina asked. “I think it's a good idea,” Craig asserted. “It's a great idea when you think about it.” Gina felt unconvinced. “But it's so far away.” “Aren't you … Continue reading Fault Lines

Closed Circuit

SILICON VALLEY - 1971 The employees were all gathered in a conference room. Seth was sitting intently at the middle of a long table. Gavin sat across from him. About a dozen or more were sitting around the table or milling about. A single window on the back wall looked out onto a parking lot. … Continue reading Closed Circuit