Category: fiction

Guy with bike and polar bear.

Comfortably Unhappy

I’m going to call these pieces writing sketches. They’re short and meant to go nowhere.  I might do something with them one day. Edmund wore a hat on most days because he thought it made him look friendly.  Theresa thought he wore the hat to hide his receding […]

Polar bear

Polar Bear

There doesn’t seem to be a way to ignore the world’s realities anymore, so Cassie is ready to create a world of her own. She has adopted an imaginary polar bear named Gordon. Gordon appears to her when she’s anxious. He show’s up when feelings of doubt creep […]

The Opposite Direction

Jake sat in the grass at the foot of the great statue. He didn’t know what the statue signified, but he was drawn to it for some reason. Every day at lunchtime he would leave his office on the 15th floor of the shiny blue building, walk across […]

Photo of winding mountain highway.

Must be in a dream

The woman found she was on her feet and walking along a winding highway. She could see mountains in the hazy distance. She looked down at her feet to see shoes that she didn’t recognize. The shirt and jeans she wore did not seem familiar either. She thought she […]

NaNo Yes or No?

I’ve been feeling the urge to write something substantial. I want to work on something, really work. I want to develop a writing practice. The problem is, I don’t know if I can muster up the discipline. So I’m thinking I’ll try NaNoWriMo for the umpteenth time. And […]