I write novels, novellas, and short stories. My fiction is primarily character driven and ranges from real-world explorations to fantasy and science-fiction settings. I began writing when I was a young child and started a novel when I was in middle school. I worked on this for several years until realizing my writing had changed and matured enough in the writing process that it necessitated rewriting the entire novel, which was then over 360 pages long and incomplete. Deciding to put this project on hold, I began to explore the art of short stories.
A collection of short stories from the eyes of ordinary people. People who lose loved ones. People with difficult choices. People who make mistakes. People in pain. People who have no option but to move forward.
Aubrey struggles to be loving and supportive when her best friend repeatedly comes to her for help. She listens, offers her home, but nothing changes. Uncomfortable questions emerge: is it possible to save someone who doesn’t want to be saved, and when is her own peace of mind more important than friendship?
A short story: People can say indefensible things during an argument, things that can destroy a friendship even after the details fade from memory. Reconciling is difficult, the first steps the most uncertain.
A short story: Ember knew relationships could be tumultuous and challenging. She was ready for that. Things changed with the decision to start a family. Now there are questions she doesn’t have answers for, and decisions she doesn’t want to make.