A professional bedtime story reader bonds with a client over shared circumstances.
Suicide isn't all bad.
J Maynard Quimby
There are many reasons I identify with my native Southland, but it's the language that makes me feel most at home.
A foster parent turns his home into a cattle slaughter house, and turns his children into butchers and wranglers in the process.
At age 14, Melissa seems to hold a grudge against the whole world. And the world is returning the favor.
A distant narrator has an involuntary encounter on a northbound train.
An odd young man changes a relationship between a conventional guy and his girlfriend in the sixties.
A man and a boy run away together and each, within the capabilities of their age, are culpable.
For ten year old Craig, the conflict between what he should do and the impulse to do otherwise means keeping his father happy is not as easy as fixing a home. Diplomatic mothers can only do so much...
Arthur has suffered the most painful loss he could imagine. Now he has decided to do something about it.
A dying young man is taught the hard lesson that life is only what you make it.
The Game Show of Life is high stakes, but you have to get in the game first. Once you decide to play, don't forget that life can be a rough game.
Doug Klink is a middle aged businessman on a trip when he comes to stay in a hotel he last stayed in 35 years ago. He reconnects with a friend who has been "long lost" in more ways than one.
A human-versus-nature story, about a woman who finds herself at odds with her own body.
What happens when you crave more than the intimate relationship you formed? In this story, the narrator realizes that maybe she wants more than sex.
A chance encounter between a woman and a young girl hitching a ride.
Katie Songer, thirty-three and newly engaged, is finally escaping her fractured childhood. But when her alcoholic father is diagnosed with cancer, his needs threaten to derail her newfound happiness.
Junkies are the worst. Um, Aren't they?
A soldier working the wintry Montana missile field discovers something magical in the gloom.
A short story about a major turning point in a teenage girl's life. Dysfunctional family included.
His corporate employers make a suspicious offer to a young chemist...
A boy seeks the help of a witch to make peace with his deceased mother.
He's a research chemist. Perfectly normal guy, though he does have a rather obsessive monologue running in his head.
A teenager ruthlessly picked on for being different is forced into a situation that in the blink of an eye spirals out of control, and leaves him helpless to circumstance.
A depression era story of a young girl and her mother struggling to keep the life they have together intact.