The Shit No One Tells You About Writing: A Podcast Review

We almost all have had that one teacher who surpasses every other teacher. They are that teacher who, after years of not entirely understanding a particular subject, walks into your life, and everything becomes clear, and you think to yourself, Where have you been all my life?

Chasing Time

From the beginning of spring to the end of fall, Jonathan woke before the sun rose and worked his farm, rain or shine, six days a week. He stopped only to eat his lunch under an ancient oak tree. The tree, at the tallest point of his farm, provided an unobstructed view for miles. He …

Be Patient, Tom Cruise

Traffic was unusually heavy for the time of day on west 57th Street. My wife and I made our way slowly, chatting and people watching as we edged slowly towards the parking garage we always used next to the Ziegfeld Theatre.  There was something big going on that night. A large white, clear paneled tent …

Anatomy Of A Gesture

The wind swept rain stung my face as I peddled into the downpour, my glasses obscured by the lashing water and my clothes weighed down by the bitter March rain. I craved to look at my watch for the encouragement it would provide that I would make it on time, but I recognized the slightest …

Book Review: Lightning Flowers – My Journey To Uncover The Cost Of Saving A Life

Lightning Flowers: My Journey to Uncover the Cost of Saving a Life By Katherine E. Standefer Published November 10, 2020 244 pages Memoir (Medical) This is a well written memoir about a young woman’s journey through the medical system and her challenges to have certain procedures performed without insurance, and when she does eventually have …

The Fence

She approached the opening cautiously, not quite sure what to expect. The fence separated her from the neighbor she never saw before. She was living here for over fifty years now and she lost track of how many neighbors had come and gone. Some she remembered and loved, others she was happy when they left …

The Card

The Storyteller 350 Challenge 1/2/21 The Card Taking a deep breath, she looked into my eyes and smiled a crooked smile that said she meant business. She had my world in her hand and she had every intention of using it to her benefit. “Fourteen thousand dollars” she repeated as she playfully and teasingly dropped …