Literary writer for 58 years. Published 30 short stories in literary magazines in period from 1994 through 2002. Democracy/anti-racism activist since the eighties. Currently write the blog W-a-a-ay Outside the Box on macro-political and macro-economic issues and write freelance articles published in internet magazines. Retired in a third world country south of the Rio Grande.
Ten stories for the lover of experimental literature: a child meets puritanism; a young priest trapped in a false life; middle-aged man & trophy wife escape into a "new life"; a borderline psychotic befriends a female hippy of 15; a young woman looks for rescue in all the wrong places; a gift turns a young man inward; idealism replaced by cynicism; work frustration
turns to violent impulses.
A collection of ten dark stories from the road less taken: a frustrated office-worker who ponders a mysterious dream; an adolescent from the inner city who falls in love with an older coworker; a woman wondering at the nightly burning cigarette in her yard in the small hours; a "Santa Claus" finds a young crack-addict; a rookie cop impresses by shooting the "blood brother" of his adolescence.
Seven literary short stories of the dark side of life: a philosophy professor at the edge of madness married to a woman with Alzheimers; the biography of a mafia soldier; a man whose first affair is an incestuous encounter with his beloved aunt; the story of a fifty year "affair" that lasted just one summer; the story of a man who accidentally shoots himself and whose last thought is rape.