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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by Fred Bubbers
Approx. 1,460 words.
Published on August 17, 2013.
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?
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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.
- How To Eat Fruit
on Sep. 21, 2010
A beautifully written story. The economy of words belies the richness of the experience contained in this short piece.
- 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.