May-December at Arcosanti (A Short Story)

May-December at Arcosanti (A Short Story)

A bell someone had hung in the olive trees tinkled in the breeze. Nate sat in the grass cross-legged with his palms open and relaxed, but he wasn’t meditating. It was more of a pose—waiting to receive what the universe had for him. His gaze raked over the rocky gorge...
Damn Lucky (A Short Story)

Damn Lucky (A Short Story)

El Pintor, the newspapers called him—an unschooled muralist—never Paul, the guy who lived in his wiry body beneath a thatch untamed hair. Thirty-six years old. He made a living off his art. Damn lucky, his buddy Axel called him. Axel who’d married Mara when he wasn’t...
What’s What

What’s What

This is a short story based on the life of Mary Minus Biddle, a real woman who lived in my home state of Florida about the time slaves were being emancipated.   Ann  Mary Minus Biddle shifted her bony behind on the hard pew, sweat soaking the back of her best dress....