“Yellow Brick Road” – Substack

A summer-camp counselor is responsible for putting on a play. The gym doors fling open, kids rush in, and trudging to the water fountain, Matt fills his bottle, careful not to touch the nozzle where every camp kid drooled, sneezed, or sucked on. He towels off, his wheezing slowing, the constriction easing but not lettingContinue reading ““Yellow Brick Road” – Substack”

“Confluence” – Substack

A sister struggling with PTSD requests something from her brother. She turns off the flashlight and fidgets with it like she’s saving it for other places. “The bear called the power company.” She turns for the fridge and downs a pitcher of purple liquid. “Those thunder cracks were so loud,” she says after gasping. “AndContinue reading ““Confluence” – Substack”

“Skeleton Key” – Substack

A super receives an evening call from an elderly resident in need. “Anything else I can help you with?” I asked Mrs. Hix another time through her door.” “The annual spikes in rent. They smother us like clockwork.” “I know. I’m sorry, but that’s out of my hands.” “Then I’ll give you more. I needContinue reading ““Skeleton Key” – Substack”

hoopla Digital

My recent novels October and In Another Sun and the short-story collection A Fine Day Will Burn Through are available as ebooks for checkout at your local library through hoopla Digital. They provide digital content (movies, TV shows, music, audiobooks, comics, and ebooks) to public libraries and their patrons across North America, and their uniqueContinue reading “hoopla Digital”