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Jan 26, 2019 · 1,000 words (4 minutes) · 1 like · 56 views
Are you new to the planet? Inspired to describe humans to readers on your homeworld? This article was discovered on the mother ship during my latest abduction experience.
Jan 25, 2019 · 4,261 words (16 minutes) · 225 views
"The Bottom Garden" was originally published in the anthology Unfit for Eden. Unfit for Eden is how most every abandoned or lost creature feels. “The Bottom Garden” is an attempt to tell story about childhood loss. It’s actually one of my most personal stories. It responds to a line in an Adrienne Rich poem, “The child’s soul carries on/in the wake of home” (In the Wake of Home, 1983), weaving a travel blanket from the scraps of the lost warmth, safety, and nurture of family and home.
Jan 25, 2019 · 4,013 words (15 minutes) · 2 likes · 64 views
Swimming pools in the summer are about sun and water and lying on towels and watchful guards on the towers. And sometimes there's a troll. I was a lifeguard for many summers, in case you ever wonder where writers get ideas. JVP
Jan 23, 2019 · 1,012 words (4 minutes) · 76 views
This is chapter four of a larger work, which deals with a disabled young woman in a rural community and the people she comes to know once she leaves home. This will update fortnightly.
Jan 22, 2019 · 7,686 words (28 minutes) · 2 likes · 102 views
"Lee Harvey Oswald squinted past spaceships parked on the desert outside the dome." So begins the strange tale of Kennedys, Oswalds, mysterious aliens, and a missile crisis.
Jan 22, 2019 · 12,615 words (46 minutes) · 1 like · 45 views
Vega dreams of a better life off Earth and when she’s finally offered a job that pays well enough to make her dreams reality, she jumps at the chance. But there’s no such thing as easy money and she soon finds herself neck-deep in more trouble than she ever expected.