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Between Sky and Earth

                                                            Years later, when the village was no longer a village, when being left-handed or redheaded or homosexual was no longer a crime, people who knew about Gretchen Schwartz referred to her as the girl with heterochromia. When Gretchen met Johan Scherer, he called her a witch. Before Gretchen Schwartz had been born, no one…

Femme Fatale

                                                I open my eyes very slowly, as if emerging from a storm cellar after the tornado. A cluster of people peers down at me. A young woman carefully tucks her purse beneath my head. I see her lips are moving and am reminded of the adult voices in a Peanuts cartoon. I try to…

When We Had Wings

Millard Fillmore loved the butterflies. He was confused at first, having never seen one. I struggled to explain that they used to be common; ordinary like birds, I said. That was a mistake since he’d never seen a bird. It took me a while, but I told him all I knew about hummingbirds and roseate…

Shenandoah

            A southwest corner of Virginia, surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains, is the home to a military college and an elite university. Around the erudite little town, farmland undulates and dense woods are a hunter’s delight. We grew up there. We were every girl in the 1980s. We watched Oprah and listened to The Talking…

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About Me

Thank you for visiting this site. I am delighted that you are reading my work. Writing has been a lifelong passion. I am humbled that the literary magazines noted on this site believed in my writing. It is with gratitude that I am able to share my tales with you.

Hey there! Glad you are here! Please feel free to comment, share, or like anything you see. I have always loved to tell stories; as a kid, and a teen, this got me into some trouble! It turns out, I just needed to write. I started doing that a long time ago, but life had other plans for me. Regardless, here I am and I have enjoyed the ride. Thanks for dropping in.