Her Indigo-blue Bikini Awaiting

Book excerpt: Unseen, far out beyond the breaking waves where the water holds black shadows in its depth, the opalescent body still bobs and rolls in the quiet surf. It’s a ghoulish place of first rest now for the turtle babies tired from their long beach crawl and frantic first swim. Seaweed being their natural […]

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A Seagull Screams Behind Her

Excerpt from “Just Holler Bloody Murder”: A seagull screams behind her. A wave crashes behind the dunes to her right as she turns away from the door. The spit of land between Lake Timicau on her left and the beach to her right is probably no more than five hundred feet wide. Unexpectedly, the hair […]

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I Was Lucky

I was lucky. I was told early on that I held the promise of writing greatness by Miss McKay, my third-grade teacher at Coffeen School in Sheridan, Wyoming. Or at least I thought that was what she was implying that day when she handed back “The Mountain Bluebird,” my first poem ever, her sparkling sapphire […]

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A Quick Excerpt

They enter the darkened part of the path into The Hundred Acre Wood, the shadows heightening Callahan?s instincts. From the direction of the osprey nest, she hears a distant scream of bird-protest. Something?s disturbing those ospreys. That?s the next place to look for tracks leaving the road. When she reaches the clearing where the messy […]

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