Forest Song

[This story will appear in a collection of shorts for Varanasi Sage, due out July 1, 2019.] I opened the door, welcomed by early morning light peeking around clouds, caressing the world. Unseen doves proclaimed the day’s arrival in trilling coos. Oaks stretched in wild formations. Brown grasses stood defiantly against their drought deaths. The distant… Read More Forest Song

Bear River

(This piece, originally posted in 2017, won First Place for Expository Writing in the 2018 Nevada County Fair.) I drive Dog Bar Road along narrow twists and turns. I pass green, rolling hills; Victorian farm houses with blossoming trees and horses; abandoned barns that are hauntingly romantic; and ponds that are full from Springtime rainstorms.… Read More Bear River