A short story for your enjoyment

A short story for your enjoyment

So, every now and then I veer away from whatever novel I’m working on to write a short story. I have tons of them, most unpublished. I write them for fun. I get an idea and I want to see it on the page. So today, for lack of anything else to say, I’ve decided to share...
Some Thoughts About Blood

Some Thoughts About Blood

I am sitting in my dining room, eating a bowl of oatmeal with raisins and apples. It is morning. I am perusing my latest issue of the New Yorker and come across a review (by Jerome Groopman) of Rose George’s book Nine Pints. The first...

Salon Madness

So tonight, in the writing salon that I teach, we were writing personal stories in a journalistic style. The outcome was hilarious. Here’s one of my twenty-minute writes. It’s unedited. Enjoy. A Million Dollar Smile One Woman’s Decision to Change her...

Amanda’s Not So Special Christmas

With Christmas Eve came Amanda’s desire for family tenderness, the kind she saw in movies and read about in books: a blazing fire, her family sitting around playing games or telling stories while outside a dusting of snow turned the world into a glittery holiday card....