The Proper Way To Read A Book…

...is to hold it open with your toe so both your hands are free. Antics and toe courtesy of my middle son, 6 year old Victor, who now often reads the bedtime stories for his little brother Cuinn.

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The Rain Left Puddles Of Fun

After a few rainy days in a row, the clouds finally let up and the sun came out yesterday, so my wife and I bundled up the two little ones while our oldest was in school, and we went mulberry picking. We picked twelve and a half pounds, so we have them fresh and sugared... Continue Reading →

New Short Story Ebook: TORNADO GIFT

Available on Smashwords -- FREE! No sign-in needed, you can even select "online reader" under "Download:" and read it as a webpage -- just as you're reading this page, with nothing to actually download! You can also find it on Barnes & Noble, iTunes, Google Play Books, Kobo, and others. This is a short tale... Continue Reading →

EAT SCIENCE FICTION

Could the future be so cruel?      I love food, and it shows in my fiction. There aren't many stories I write that go by without the characters having a meal. I'm working on a story now, and my characters just finished a Kazakh-inspired meal of mutton and rice with dried fruit and garlic.... Continue Reading →

Aunt — A New S.A. Barton eBook

A short story, about 3200 words. Young Becky shares a home with a preoccupied father, a mentally ill mother, and an awful secret... something... that speaks to her from under the basement stairs. To reveal that secret and put it to rest will demand confrontation, and a wisdom that neglected Becky will have to find,... Continue Reading →

A Happy Future Earth

A little earlier, I wrote about pessimism in science fiction. Seemed like a nice idea to follow that up with an optimistic little story doodle. (Untitled 100 word short-short) The children gasp happily at the view as the shuttle door opens. They set up the picnic on matted needles under a gnarled pine by the... Continue Reading →

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