I am a writer of short fictional stories. A father and grandfather and I enjoy reading the Bible, mystery stories, poetry and dream of writing my novel one day while riding in a hot air balloon. I enjoy good old fashioned gospel music as well as classical music. The cello is my favorite string instrument and I enjoy listening to music being played on the hand bells.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
The first story that I can remember writing was one that was called "Johnny Jelly Bean" and it was a story that was about a jelly bean that lived in Coopers Candy Store. It was a story written for a creative writing class in the 7th grade. In this story Johnny learns about the differences between himself and the other types of candies that live in the candy store, and his fathers words of not thinking himself better than the others because of who and what he is ring true for all ages today. This story is in my first book; "Four Nine Zero Nine Eight."
What is your writing process?
Generally my writing process is one that begins with writing a drabble. A 100 word short story and from then I begin to build that idea into something more and more like a growing story. I often draw from childhood experiences when possible. Another thing that I like to do is look at a photograph and see if there is something there that draws a picture in my mind that can become a story upon its own. I remember the quote, "a picture is worth a thousand words" and I try to put that into play when I write.
DUST IN CORNERS is a collection of short fictional stories that contain exactly 100 words. These stories are known as Drabbles and they are a fascinating genre of fiction that offer a quick read for those that have a busy schedule. Some make wonderful sense and others really get your imagination that workout that it has been missing even longing for.
This is the first book in a series designed to enlighten the reader about various topics in the Bible. We all use words each and every day for various purposes but how do those words affect the others around us and where can we learn what words to say and when to say them?
Squatters Grotto is the place where ideas gather to grow and develop into something more than what they are at the present. It is a place of warmth and joy, a place where old friends come together to join with the author in a grand reunion.
After Hours - 13 Strange Stories
on Oct. 17, 2011
This is a collection that has a great variety of story plots and characters. I tried to think of which was my favorite story but have not yet been able to decide on which one so I think that I will give the whole book a thumbs up. You should put it in your Top 100 books to read before you die.
Being dead isn't always so bad
on Oct. 04, 2012
I really enjoyed the story. It was easy to read and the dialogue between Eddie and Anne really gave it a humorous twist. Thumbs up!