New Story! an excerpt from A QUIET AFTERNOON

Friends of the unreal -- Imagine my delighted surprise to have a piece included in this lovely speculative anthology as -- once again -- the rule breaker story. This time, time though, my hybrid prose poem/flash fiction is the most "realist" of the group (which is pretty hilarious). Here is the beginning of "12 Attempts … Continue reading New Story! an excerpt from A QUIET AFTERNOON

Story Time Sunday on Monday — 10/27/2014 — Dreaming of Basements

Once upon a time there was a girl who dreamed of bongos in basements. She’d seen a tv show about beatniks. They were strange people with sunglasses and berets and they beat on drums and they spoke weird sentences. The girls looked sharp in tight pants and long hair. They wore interesting jewelry. The girl … Continue reading Story Time Sunday on Monday — 10/27/2014 — Dreaming of Basements

Story time Sunday, 10/19/2014 — a slight struggle to tell an almost true story

Once upon a time there was a woman. Once upon a time there was a man. They were old. Not Alzheimers old. Not Baucis and Philemon old. But old. Wait a minute you say. That can’t be a story. Why not? Because only young people have adventures. Have sex. Make discoveries. Are beautiful. Well, you … Continue reading Story time Sunday, 10/19/2014 — a slight struggle to tell an almost true story

Story Time Sunday on Monday, October 13th, 2014 — Tangle – a story for all ages

"I vowed I would never live in another city", he said. "I vowed I was done with their grids and their money. With Wall Street and Christopher Street. With a city built on greed and graft and the pretensions of lineage." "Well," she said.  "Then I know a city you can go to that is … Continue reading Story Time Sunday on Monday, October 13th, 2014 — Tangle – a story for all ages

Story time Sunday, 09/14/14 — 2 Boys and Then Some (a story for all ages)

Once upon there was a taxi driver. Wait. First there was a boy. The boy lived in Ukraine when it was part of the Soviet Union. His dad flew fighter jets – the ones with the big bombs in them. Not big as in size. Big as in nuclear. Then the dad got a different … Continue reading Story time Sunday, 09/14/14 — 2 Boys and Then Some (a story for all ages)

Story Time Sunday on Saturday, August 30th, 2014 — Mind the Tulips — a slightly sexy fabulist flash fiction for adults

The lover is sitting across from me in the train station, on a bed, with a green blanket pulled tight over it as though he were at summer camp. He has seen me, but he has not noticed the husband, who sits beside me and who is consulting timetables, long shiny pamphlets that fold out … Continue reading Story Time Sunday on Saturday, August 30th, 2014 — Mind the Tulips — a slightly sexy fabulist flash fiction for adults

Story Time Sunday on Monday, August 18th, 2014: A Parable about some Buses

Once upon a time there was an island. And on the island there were buses. The buses ran for free almost every day, and they took people – rich, poor, local, visitor, young, old, abled and not so abled -- almost everywhere in the island. ”What????” said some private citizen. “You are just GIVING AWAY … Continue reading Story Time Sunday on Monday, August 18th, 2014: A Parable about some Buses

Story Time Sunday on Monday: August 11th, 2014 — how poetry world got nicer

Once upon a time there was a little girl who read the Cat in the Hat book and thought to herself  "poetry rhymes and is funny and can tell a story with great pictures, and I shall make a poem that rhymes and is perhaps a little bit funny, but mostly the sounds at the … Continue reading Story Time Sunday on Monday: August 11th, 2014 — how poetry world got nicer

Story Time Sunday, July 20th, 2014 — a silly story of some queens — appropriate for any age group

This story started with this quiz: Which famous king or queen are you? (Take the quiz and make up your own story and share it in the comments.) Once upon a time there were 7 Catherine the Greats. No, 8. "Let’s free the serfs," said a Catherine. "Let’s review the troops," said another. "Before we … Continue reading Story Time Sunday, July 20th, 2014 — a silly story of some queens — appropriate for any age group