It's all merely entertainment value... unless you believe my friend Dean.

None of the following is a true story, not even Open House, although my friend Dean is convinced that I wrote it based on an experience. It's all merely entertainment value, even if the entertainment makes you uncomfortable. Any resemblance to any person... well, you know the rest. What the lawyers say.

Dragon Myself Through Life

I heard the knight from leagues away, long before I could see him, armor plates and chain mail chattering, the hoof-thuds of a laden, trotting horse. I sighed. They would never learn. I bade my wife good-bye without telling her my reason for leaving. She didn’t like to think of such things. The air-push from […]

A Dog’s Keen Sense

Shisan is a dog. Just a dog. Smarter than all of us. We have been educated by scraps of schooling, by long-lost or dead parents, by surviving in an existence that bleeds our souls from us. But Shisan is the one who knows the most and is never wrong. Shisan has a distinct language. When […]

Unlucky In Love

My name is Lane. You know, like the Cherry one that Puff the Magic Dragon used to play along, and if you don’t know about it, you should because it’s sweet and charming. Go to YouTube and search for “Puff the Magic Dragon” by Peter, Paul, and Mary. And the story, besides being sweet and […]

The Right Thing

I rolled down the interstate in my Acura, heading out of the city under a searing, oppressive sun, the highway traffic as crowded as my thoughts. I was driving to a deposition, usually an event of some fancied import, even if the only net effects are to harass my overburdened opponent and annoy the witness. […]

The Power of Truth

With the witness now departed, the two lawyers and court reporter acknowledged their conversation to be the strangest one they had ever had in their professional lives. They were faced with a situation that had to be erased. Every professional instinct in them screamed to go no further. Despite that, the notes of the two […]

The Kindly Visitor

Ellina was a patient woman, with a serenity built up within her through a lifetime of over nine decades. She had earned her feeling of peace, having lived through the births, deaths, wars, all the political and selfish foolishness of the world in her time. But today her patience ran thin. She felt expectant, anxious, […]

Come to Life (a fiction piece)

I’m a writer. I make the stories inside my head come to life. Not to say I’m a great or successful writer. Oh, I’d like to think so. Maybe someday. My girlfriends like my writing, but of course they would. They’re my girlfriends. And a number of people like my stories, enough to keep me […]

Happy Hunting

Theron rose with two hours of night left. He always woke this early in the woods. Camping was his favorite part of hunting. Despite sleeping on the ground, he always was more refreshed in the waking hours after a night in the fresh air, surrounded by the wind sounds outside the tent, the dim swoosh […]

Meeting of the Minds

She drove through the dark country road carefully, under the speed limit. She’d been on this road many times, and the blind curves, the stretches with shoulderless edges, the deer that sometimes wandered out, the limits of her headlights, made her cautious. She wheeled around a curve, which she knew from long familiarity was followed […]

Story of the Fall

Great roaring, the world spinning. A bad dream, maybe from a fever, nothing making sense, just noise and chaos and overwhelming fear. But it wasn’t a dream. There was a sky, bright and blue, flashing by, short intense bursts of direct sun stinging his eyes, the earth brown and green, in and out of his […]