Choose 'okay'.

Sometimes I think that people who don't know me must think I'm quite the opinionated know-it-all. I wish there was a way to convey the...

Leaping Lizards.

Sometimes the grammar police and dictionary powers-that-be decide things that I think are stupid. Like. Apparently, everyone once deemed...

30 Proof

No. It's not a drinking game. It's the battle of edits. And I swear it takes me like a month to get the necessary final changes made to...

The Lady in the Mountain Part 1

Jesse stalked the mountainside in the dim waxing moonlight. Tree branches passed overhead and wet leaves pressed silently under his boot...

The Lady in the Mountain Part 2

Another Saturday morning greeted him late. He'd consumed almost half a quart of shine in the lonely darkness and passed out in a heap by...

Step one: don't be silly

So. I just sat down at the end of the day to catch up on the news. Cuomo is locking down the state for another two weeks. Yay. Trump says...

So Great A Distance

Cicadas were screaming in the late summer heat all around us. The trees echoed with their calls, and the burning wind carried the noise...

The Things I Swore I'd Never Forget

All the things you made me swear I'd never forget had been rattling around like disembodied bones against the empty and scratched areas...

It's only been six years...

Sorry I've been away for so long, everyone. I've been... busy. Let me catch you up with the short version: Divorce is the worst death...

Jack Broad Miniseries: Part 1

*NOTE this is a raw manuscript, guys. I wanted to get something up for you to read ASAP. I'll be revising and editing as the time goes...

Jack Broad Miniseries: Part 2

The next day Shannon was sent through a battery of tests. More ultrasounds and blood work as well as an x-ray for her foot. The prognosis...

Jack Broad Miniseries: Part 3

“Jack.” It was the second to last night but the routine remained the same. She responded to him without really waking up fully. She was...

Jack Broad Miniseries: Part 4

Shannon sat awake on the sofa three days later. She'd weaned herself off her crutch as the days progressed and had ventured out that...

Jack Broad Miniseries: Part 5

“Oh wow.” Shannon exclaimed, “It's really late.” She'd lost track of time. After eating a meal that Jack consumed most of they had...

Jack Broad Miniseries: Part 6

Shannon chased the setting sun down the freeway. Tears sparkled in thin paths down her cheeks and wet her neck. It had taken only two...

Jack Broad Miniseries: Part 7

“Have you seen this girl?” Jack pushed the little folded picture across the counter at the grumpy looking man that stared at the...

Jack Broad Miniseries: Part 8

Jack's eyes snapped open. Had he heard the door or was that a dream? He swiped the bed around him and leaped to his feet when he realized...

of broken hearts and empty chairs

In the grids and blocks of the midwest everything in my life was ordered under a vast sky and blazing sunsets. Lilac bloomed in rows....