Published Stories

The Key

Here is a sample of my writing. A quick challenge story.

keyThe Key

“It is strange, isn’t it?” Grandmama lifted her frail hand to pull the sheer curtain away from the window. “Autumn is so beautiful.”

“But that’s when everything is dying.” I try not to let her hear the tears building up behind my eyes.

She sighed, looking at the red maple and aspen trees that hid our house from the rest of the world.

Read more

The Changing Nature of Language

I’ve had several encounters recently with people complaining about the way that English is changing. When I stop laughing, I feel a bit of frustration. One of the things that is a constant in language is that it changes. Exactly the same way that the rest of life changes.

 

There are the obvious changes that happen, like when a new technology shows up and we suddenly need new words to talk about it.

Read more