Category Archives: short stories

Joey Mendoza

I couldn’t get there. I was chest to the ground on a dirt-cheap motel deck. I’d dropped to that position because I’d heard the sound of death ring out 5 or 6 times. I knew it was gunfire. I knew … Continue reading

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Big Black Letters

I caught Operation Homecoming on Netflix the other day. It shoved an entire humble pie down my throat in one sitting. I recommend watching it. This is a poem that I wrote to honor our troops, and to honor my … Continue reading

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A Beach in Utah

I remember thinking that there was no more room on that beach for dead bodies. I remember feeling guilty for sitting behind that gun, knowing that those young men had grown up with me today… and that they had died. Continue reading

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Halos

The crusty paged magazine was all marked up, in my dad’s writing. He had filled out the entire box score, for 15 innings, using a couple pages worth of margins to make the extra room. Continue reading

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One of Her Names- New short Story

A new short story that I hope you enjoy. Not nearly as sad as the last one: One of Her Names She had two names. When people addressed her in the “real world,” she heard them say Lucy. Sometimes in … Continue reading

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Something Sad About My Grandma

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The Black Hills of South Dakota

I wanted to share another poem. This one was kind of written in two parts. The idea and some of the actual lines are from a speech (about Crazy Horse) I wrote for one of my classes. Then, I decided to turn it into a poem for my creative writing class. My teacher really liked it, I hope you do too. Continue reading

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