The Stories of Two Cows

The Buddha sat with his monks (do you see him on the left?), teaching in a forest clearing. A distraught farmer came running by. “Sir, have you seen my cows?” “No”, said the Buddha, and the man went running. He came by later, still upset and crying. He had no cows with him. “Sir, did they come by here?” “No Sir”, said the Buddha gently. … Continue reading The Stories of Two Cows

The Raven and the Lizard

Once upon a time there was a big bronze raven who sailed and croaked with the updrafts of hot desert air over the Utah canyons, looking for prey.  This raven was a loud one.  Even his friends agreed he was loud, sometimes quite irritating.  We’ll call him Bill the Bronze Raven. Bill sat high in a cottonwood tree one very hot afternoon, probably 107.5 degrees. … Continue reading The Raven and the Lizard

My first piece in a national publication, the Island Review

I’ve been writing fiction for more than a decade, learning how to write.  Publication hasn’t been my focus- it’s felt premature, considering my late entry into the world of literary art.  My only publication has been in a community college publication- until now.  Check out this short story, which is actually an excerpt from my first novel. Feels great! She Never Heard of Langston Hughes Continue reading My first piece in a national publication, the Island Review