2023: The Pumpkin Shell

2023: The Pumpkin Shell

i. FIRST CRESCENT It was Marin who signed for the certified letter. The owner of the house had died and the family would be selling it so the estate could be divided evenly between the owner’s four children. Marin and their housemates had until the end of the month to...
2016: True Love Says Goodbye

2016: True Love Says Goodbye

        “We should still be friends.” Sharon waited by the window with her arms crossed. Outside there was a lineup on the street for the next show at the Orange Peel. She studied them with a frown. Her bag was packed by the door,...
1975: Hogan’s Watch Repair Shop

1975: Hogan’s Watch Repair Shop

Hank Garland made his way to the corner of College and Lexington. The building had a painted sign on the window: Hogan’s Watch Repair. But it was almost impossible to read for all the things piled up against the glass on the inside. Old chairs, dusty books, a pair of...
1928: The Doll Sanitorium

1928: The Doll Sanitorium

The Doll Sanitorium was written as a stand-alone short story suitable for readers ages 12 to adult, but the author has intentionally ended the piece as a cliffhanger. She hopes one day to expand the narrative, even broaden it into a book, as she continues to explore...
1925: The Asheville Sessions

1925: The Asheville Sessions

The makeshift recording studio on the roof of the Vanderbilt Hotel was hot as blazes. It was already steamy enough outside, hot even for August, and being up on the roof got us that much closer to the sun, as I figured it. Walt and I had traveled by foot, wagon, and...
2014: The Possibility of Joy

2014: The Possibility of Joy

In 2014, I traveled from my home in Yellow Springs, OH, to Asheville, NC, with my daughter for a weekend event with Prem Rawat, a well-known speaker and author. We wanted to have easy access to the unique downtown of Asheville, so I found a room available at The Gray...