Tag Archives: Story

A cow tail

My Grandfather raised beef cattle on his 250 acre farm, land that his family has owned for 172 years, while also working as a machinist at a lock manufacturer for 40 years. My earliest memories of this farm are of … Continue reading

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I got a writing problem, looking for a writing solution

I started working on, for lack of a better word, a new book a couple of months ago. It’s a work of fiction set in a small southern city that is experiencing growing pains while trying to maintain the old … Continue reading

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A Short Story: Basketball Dreams

I pass this scene every Sunday as I drive to DuPont State Forest to ride my mountain bike, a basketball goal that appears to be growing among the trees and shrubs on an overgrown parcel of land. At this point in my … Continue reading

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A short story: Mr. Tom

It’s funny how something you see can stir a memory. I was in a client’s office the other day and he had an old roll top desk. Seeing this desk reminded me of a character I knew as a kid, … Continue reading

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Moving the story forward

I read a number of post on this weird little universe called WordPress. I find that I am drawn more to personal stories rather than rants about wrongs that aren’t righted, or slights that need to be addressed. I like … Continue reading

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