Fred Bubbers grew up in Elmhurst, New York where he attended Newtown High School. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in English in 1982 from The State University of New York at Albany, where his writing appeared in various student publications. Since then he has been employed in the software industry in various roles from software engineer to data warehouse architect to development director. His personal essays, short stories and poems have appeared in such publications as The Oregon Literary Review, The Square Table, The Green Silk Journal, Lily, Seeker Magazine, Static Movement, Word Riot, The Angler, Cantaraville, The Shine Journal, Loch Raven Review, and The Big Stupid Review.
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Have you ever had a perfect day with your lover, when time stood still, the cares of the world disappeared, and the universe belonged to just the two of you?
Only Love Can Break Your Heart
Three stories about two neighbors who meet as young children and grow up together on Long Island during the late 60′s and early 70′s. The comforting and loving world they live in changes around them as their families fracture, society descends into chaos, and a war rages on.
A short story about a corporate manager on the verge losing it all. Office politics, a growing drinking problem, estrangement from his family, and a looming layoff are pushing him to the edge of a personal abyss.
A short story about a married office worker struggling with temptation and desire while flirting with an older woman on a sultry summer evening in Greenwich Village.
After the Fire: A Personal Essay
A young writer struggles to find his voice in a long ago writing workshop. Years later the teacher's lessons still provide inspiration.
A short story about Rob and Debbie spending their last spring break together in Florida. Graduation is looming and they face an uncertain future. Family expectations, peer pressure, and their own hearts are driving them apart.
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- Miles from Ireland
on Sep. 19, 2010
A tender story about healing.
on Sep. 19, 2010
Great story. It's lighthearted, but at the same time evokes empathy for all the characters. Deftly written.
- Dido's Tale
on Sep. 29, 2013
Aeneas, having escaped the destruction of Troy, escapes from a storm at sea and lands on the island of Dido, the just and strong-will Queen. They become lovers, but Aeneas must follow his destiny and travel on to found the city of Rome.
As always, Ms. Brooke's writing is sensuous and poetic in this retelling of a Virgil's classic romance. What emerges is a remarkable portrait of a woman with a will and sense of duty as strong as any man's, and the complexity of sexual identities and gender roles.