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Change in schedule

Due to pressures and demands in my work life the weekly schedule for this blog is changing to “intermittent–it happens when it happens.” With the change and addition of responsibilities I do not have the time and (more importantly) the mental stamina to prepare the stories for the blog. I will continue working on the stories when I can and posting them when they are ready.

Thank you for understanding.



Facing the darkness…

One day I may set my hand to writing some non-fiction, but it’s not something that particularly interests me. I mean…what’s the draw of writing non-fiction? Reporting the facts? Telling the truth? It seems like it would be too confining to only report what actually happened…and who determines the facts (much less the truth) of whatever happened?  Strangely enough…I think there are far too many Read more…

Story Delayed

Sorry, everyone. This week’s story will be delayed due to unforeseen circumstances. I am almost done with the story and still have to edit it before posting it.

In the meantime, I encourage you to read an earlier piece that ties in with this week’s story. Enjoy!

The Price of Four Minutes

Author On Site — Farewell! Away! Down River!

A short clip of me on location to share a little about the setting of one of the stories on The Charred Tree, “Farewell! Away! Down River!” As some may know, my grandmother passed away last month and I traveled to central Alabama for the funeral. While there I visited some of the places from my childhood that stood out in my memory. This was one of them and since it was a direct tie-in with one of the stories I have published here, I chose to video a short bit to share here on the blog.

My apologies for the shakiness and jerkiness of the video. This is my first attempt at doing a video for the blog.

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