The Garden – Excerpt

The creatures of the wilderness had cut a dirt path through the tall grasses of the meadows, a path she decided to follow, just to see where it led. “There is nothing here,” she told herself, trying to chase away the disappointment engendered by the unremarkable nature of the world beyond. Ever since she had… Continue reading

Door No. 8

Taylor Bradford is thrilled to have been admitted into a prestigious college, but school and life are not always what they seem. The Wayfinding Systems Introductory class she can’t remember enrolling in, but which she just can’t escape, redefines the meaning of higher learning. Cover by BeeJavier at selfpubbookcovers.com

Letters to Lelia

“Never forget, my dear child, that life is made of days, and no matter how many days you were gifted with, you should strive to enjoy every single one of them. When you have given your love and attention to your family and friends, it will still be overflowing, so pay attention to the ideals… Continue reading

Fair / Chapter 31 – Denouement

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The meeting room of the Council Hall was filled with the electricity of anticipation but eerily quiet, as if the solemnity of the event muffled the usual banter and pleasantries. A request for a full plenum from Mrs. Eberhart was a rare occurrence, and even if quite a few of the ladies of the Circle… Continue reading

The Plant – A Steampunk Story

A story of man versus plant, plant versus machine and all the complexities in between. In the end the plant wins, since life always finds a way to elevate itself. But so does man. And so does the machine. Or whatever you want to call what it became. Find it on Amazon and Smashwords

Why I write

There is nothing new under the sun but our perception of things. Technology advances, civilizations flourish and fall, but the human spirit never changes. We are born with all the storylines able to touch our soul. These basic tales bind us through time and cultural differences and allow us to relate to each other while… Continue reading

The candle

She kept the candle lit, so luck would find her, that’s what her grandmother had taught her since she was a little girl. “Light a candle,” grandma said, “so your heart is also filled with light!” Wouldn’t you know it, that candle brought her many things over the years, not just luck alone: hope through… Continue reading

Letters to Lelia – Letter Twenty – Facing yourself

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I don’t really know what it was that persuaded Seth I was worth a place in the order and I never worked harder in my life. See, there are the flashy presentations, the ones that make everything look effortless and magical, and then there is the grueling work that makes the presentation possible, the flaws… Continue reading

Letters to Lelia – Letter Twenty One – Charting your path

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The most common reaction people have when they meet resistance is to back away and search for another path, usually one less contentious, one that doesn’t stretch their capacity or comfort zone. This other path usually leads nowhere through an ever lessening sequence of diminishing resistance. It eventually gets you to a point of indifferent… Continue reading

Fair

It is never easy growing up different, but when no one has looked like you in seven generations, social life can become quite difficult to manage. Of course nobody blames you, poor innocent child, for being born a green eyed blonde in a village full of raven haired people, certainly not your aunt, who loves you… Continue reading