I know you, I know where you are this time of year, looking at the place where your child would’ve sat, waiting for his or her favorite cut of the turkey. We carry on, drawing on silent reserves because we’re strong women who… Continue reading
Katrina glanced back at Gabe, taking in his sun bleached hair flopping over the aristocratic forehead and sighed. The man actually had the audacity to look hurt.
She turned around and stared out the window, noticing the sergeant’s driving was typical for Mexico—tapping his brakes lightly at every stop sign, then speeding through, all… Continue reading
What would your life be like if you could do a Yogi Berra, “When you come to a fork in the road, take it.”
Go here, or turn there? Are these obstacles keeping you from your true destination or are they opportunities for something new? How many times have you passed a turn-off to a tree-lined country road and wished you could have had the time to take that road and find where… Continue reading
Following the sound of the blender into the kitchen, I jiggled the pharmacy bag under my dad’s nose.
He turned off the… Continue reading
Hallinan: write a short story that would be one part book, one part gift of time—which
by the way, is no mean gift. These are professional authors with deadlines of
their own to meet, the Japanese culture not necessarily part of their
repertoire. And yet, Cara Black, Dale
Furutani, Brett Battles, Dianne Emley, Hank Phillippi Ryan, Rosemary Harris,
Debbi Mack, Jeffrey Siger, Adrian McKinty, Naomi Hirahara, Vicki Doudera, Tim
Hallinan, Ken Kuhlken, Kelli Stanley, Wendy Hornsby, Stefan Hammond, Gary
Phillips, Jeri Westerson, CJ. West and IJ Parker… Continue reading