WRITING and such
“Come on,” she growled impatiently. She had finally caught her full breath. And in a gesture that seemed like it was designed to save face, she gave me a final command, “We haven’t got all day.” from White Hair
Launch date: October 13, 2018
This collection is a wonderfully observed compilation of scenes of modern life. Some are short, some are short-shorts and one is a monologue straight from the speaker's mouth. They are set in America.,One is set in the teeming streets of New York City, a trailer park in southern Florida, the exotic massage parlors of Los Angeles and a sleepy town in middle America. A grieving mother gets arrested; a woman implores her cancer-ridden sister while talking to the Moon; a young woman exacts an unexpected revenge on a sexually abusive father. Each character is bound up in a sense of duty, love, compassion, and commitment until their lives inevitably collide and not always in the ways they had hoped.
Review for short story Worth the Trouble.
"Women in the past made excuses for their awful men. In Worth the Trouble, we meet a brave woman who models for us what should be done when one finds out someone's being molested. People need to be protected against men like this. Sadly, it's still happening today, but a story like this might enable someone else to be brave and confront the molester." Barbara Eknoian: Long Beach Fiction Writers
Irene: a (fake) memoir (coming in 2020)
Irene: a (fake) memoir, is a painfully pointed story of how the tragedy of sexual assault in female children affects the way in which women behave as adults both in their sexual and emotional lives. This beautifully crafted story is told with love and heart and a keen eye for the tragedy of sexual assault. Irene, a second generation Polish girl is left to fend for herself in the aftermath of the disgrace she experiences in her blue-collar, home set against her deeply embedded Catholic culture. As an adult she attempts to soothe the pain and shame with alcohol and drugs eventually spiraling her into the alleys of the Tenderloin District. The story spans the continent beginning in New Jersey and ending in the streets of San Francisco. Irene: a (fake) memoir takes on themes of love, betrayal, loyalty and forgiveness traversing the topography of family.