Elizabeth, Elspeth, Betsy, and Bess They all went together to seek a bird’s nest. They found a bird’s nest with five eggs in, They all took one and left four in. —Mother Goose It’s the summer of birds. They became a recurring motif in my summer writing workshop. 2018 is actually The Year of the Bird, marking … Continue reading Sanctuary


In recent years, I’ve written lots of short stories, beyond those as models for students or posted here on the blog.  Some of my stories are realistic, usually centering on a character making a self-discovery or a difficult decision. Other stories are more ethereal, with a slightly supernatural element.   “Wisteria” is one of the latter. … Continue reading Wisteria