A new short story - The Notion

July 29, 2022

"Joey, I got me a notion to kick ya in yer ass," Marlon said as he slowly approached the man who just knocked his drink out of his hand.

"Holdup, Marly, 'twas an accident. We don't need ya actin' on yer notions. 'Round here, we knows who ya are, we knows yer notions always end bad, so how'bout we just pour ya nother drink, okay?" Joey said as he slowly backed his way towards the swinging doors leading out of the saloon.

Marlon was a big man. Others estimated him to be about 6 feet 6. Nobody ever got close enough to him to actually measure his altitude, but they knew it was up there in the clouds, somewhere. And along with that height came a lot of weight, some 300 pounds of it. Marlon was a man nobody wanted to tangle with.

A new short story - Daydreaming

July 20, 2022

Bethany sat at her desk, bored and not wanting to do her schoolwork, instead stared out her bedroom window.

The day was a bit gray and rainy, though it had been mostly a constant drizzle since early morning. Algebra and history homework couldn't hold her attention that afternoon, but the birds chirping in the tree outside her window? Yes, they had caught her attention. And she daydreamed—


"Hello Mr. Caterpillar, how are you?"

"Oh, Hi Ms. Robin, I'm very well today, and you?" Mr. Caterpillar is always too polite.

A new short story - A Little Mappery

Aug 30, 2022

"Honey, how long are you going to stare at that thing?"

"I'm not staring at it."

"Yes, you are. You've been staring at it for, oh, eight minutes now."

"I'm studying it, sweetie, not staring at it."

"I've been watching you. Your eyes haven't blinked but maybe two times in the last eight minutes, I'm sure. You're lost. We're lost. Admit it and give me the map." Amalia grabbed the map and slid it across the hood of the car so she could look at it without Antony's head in her way.

Chapter 1 of my upcoming book - Stepping Out of My Comfort Zone

June 22, 2022



Jonathan wiped a bead of sweat from his brow. The breeze that blew in from the Caribbean tried to cool his skin, but mostly blew sand and dust against him. He looked up at the sky, which was the most amazing blue he'd ever seen. A few cotton-ball clouds wafted in from the sea, and the Colombian sun cooked everything and everyone. The sunlight sparkled on the waves that rolled in from who-knows-where, and then he saw her walking toward him.

Story Prompts

June 3, 2022

Have you ever written a story based on a song.png

Have you ever written a story based on a song? If not, you should try it, some songs can make great stories.

Check out: House of Four Doors, Down by the River, and Riding Shotgun on the 4:42 here on my website --> My Writings