• Malcolm's Discover, quote from "Diary of a Heretic"
    After a lifetime of fear, it turns out that none of my inadequacies matter. I soar over and under the backs of clouds. ~ Diary of a Heretic
  • Chicago buildings near river
    I flinch and feel a tremor underfoot, as if the energy at the source of everything just dropped a notch. ~ Diary of a Heretic, Part Three
  • vivid picture of Overlook Mountain ruins
    "I want every moment back. The good because they passed too fast, the bad because perhaps with another chance, I would make them right." ~ "Diary of a Heretic"
  • Slider Quotes
    "Do you want to spend your life blotting out the basic questions? How are you going to suppress everything you wonder about, everything you dream?" ~ Diary of a Heretic
  • Manhattan "stone henge"
    Why is it, when the one thing you've always wanted finally appears--it's here; it's yours--it's already practically gone? ~ Diary of a Heretic, Part Three
  • Slider Quotes
    I know how it will go. If I close my eyes I can see the whole dizzying trek into the future. Not all the way to the end, but far enough to realize that whatever that is in the distance is inevitable. There's no changing it. ~ Diary of a Heretic, Part Two


Flash Fictions

Work in Progress

  • The North Pole

    20. The North Pole, serial fiction: At four a.m. Jasper was waiting for a seven a.m. jet to Paris. There, a connecting flight would land him at LAX in the afternoon. He sensed a disturbance before Bernard even came into view. Wearing pajamas and rubber boots, the director plodded into the... Read More ›

  • Close Calls

    19. Close Calls, serial fiction: A profusion of cherry blossoms fluttered upward and outward. Carole led Jasper by the hand into a house of silken light, saying how happy she was. In the kitchen, she poured glasses of wine while Jasper explained that he didn’t drink. Carole didn’t drink... Read More ›