The Short Stories

Welcome to my collection of short stories, novel excerpts, and flash fiction. On occasion, I post snippets on Twitter, people like them, thus I add them to this website. These are words for the lost, the lonely, and the inspired. I write what I see on the streets of Chicago and on my travels. Writers are, after all, observers of human nature.

The Short Stories

Novel Excerpts

Flash Fiction

Two Musicians on a Road Trip

“You started on the 5-chord?” He was aghast.

“What’s your point?” She tossed an empty water bottle into the back of the van.

— Two Musicians on a Road Trip

They had gotten so involved they couldn’t even spell the word.

Four Inspired People in a Café