• sleepinggirlslider
    Amanda had tormented him with a child's relentless savagery for nearly a year.
  • After a lifetime of fear, it turns out that none of my inadequacies matter. I soar over and under the backs of clouds.
    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
  • beekmanrailings
    "That's the thing. I have to rise above myself and stop caring if my precious, stinking soul is pure." ~ Diary of Heretic, Part Three
  • unreal supplicants in a Buddhist temple
    "Once or twice, I opted for a regular handshake, but it simply did not suffice. Better to touch their temples than to have them pound their noses on the floor." ~ Diary of a Heretic, Part Three
  • At the meeting, I said, “There is no alternative, unless you want to spend your life blotting out the basic questions. Ordering yourself to shut up, don’t think! How are you going to suppress everything you wonder about? Everything you dream?” ~ Diary of a Heretic, Part Two
    At the meeting, I said, “There is no alternative, unless you want to spend your life blotting out the basic questions. Ordering yourself to shut up, don’t think! How are you going to suppress everything you wonder about? Everything you dream?” ~ Diary of a Heretic, Part Two

Blog

  • Amanda

    (An excerpt from some of my serial fiction)  Whenever she said, “Walter saved my life,” she... Read More ›

  • The Best of Crimes

    (I’ve only spent eight months on this draft of The Vitruvian Man but finishing it makes me... Read More ›

Flash Fictions

  • Birdsong

    No space, no time, no Thomas. And then—how inevitable: Time kicks in. I’m Thomas again, or... Read More ›

  • Super Powers

    Just before Miranda started high school, she and her mother moved from New York City’s upper west... Read More ›

Work in Progress

  • What Friends Are For

      Many times, Amanda had caught a glimpse of Walter turning a corner or climbing stairs. In crowded streets, he appeared and disappeared. She thought it strange that she never dreamed about the man she wished for with every breath. Now, thanks to O’s phone call, she knew—that because of... Read More ›