Zoinks and Ode to Beauty

When I was a kid the Dream Team came to my elementary school in Houston, Texas.

Of all people Charles Barkley noticed I was the only kid sitting alone.

He sat right next to me—I was in disbelief. The single word I could muster was, “Zoinks.” Read More

Tsunami: Featured Story

Noon: Mom sauntered over, along the grassy knoll, toward me, soaked in her attention-seeking perfume. “You’re schvitzing.” We hugged. “What’s wrong?”

Funny how any time I initiated affection I’d get that question. “Don’t have the surgery…”

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My Sci-Fi

Ten-year-old Barry pointed her laser gun at the bubble-headed alien. Read More

Chain

Under the pen name Scott "Allan" Terrier

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Down in the Dirt Magazine’s "Embracing Shadows” issue, volume 146
AUSTRALIA DAY IN COSTA RICA

I had just turned nineteen and had been residing in Heredía, Costa Rica for the past three months to learn Spanish Read More

~Thought Collection

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HOW MY LIFE CHANGED THE TIME I ALMOST GOT MUGGED

“Stick them up,” an older man, about fifty said pointing his pistol at me. I knew guns. Read More

~Writer’s Ezine

Contest Winner of Writer’s Ezine

Exceptional Short Story Award

PIT FIGHT

Nothing’s fun about being a pit fighter. Sure, at first it looks exciting because of the danger, the excitement, Read More

~Short-story.me

POISONED HEART

“I’ve got a bleeder,” words I always wanted say. It’s even better than shouting, “Man overboard, Read More

~Ishaan Literary Review

LIKE, JOE

I was a simple sixth grader, hanging myself along poles that formed a fence dividing the school Read More

~Talking Soup

KINDNESS AND DECENCY

On Saturdays I liked to play Russian roulette and listen to songs about suicide. You can Google them these days. Read More

~Crack the Spine

Featured in the Wordsmith series

DEATH PIE

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There was Death, baking a homemade pie. Read More

~Bartleby Snopes Literary Journal

Voted Story of The Month

Republished in a biannual print magazine here