Winter Writing Update – The Pop-top Beer Can and Jimmy’s Hat

I’m taking this blog in a slightly different direction and providing two writing samples for you to enjoy or pan. The Pop-top Beer Can The Pop-top Beer Can grew out of a short message to a friend. I’ve expanded it here to almost flash-fiction length. It hasn’t been edited and is still pretty rough. But … Read more Winter Writing Update – The Pop-top Beer Can and Jimmy’s Hat

A Poem: The Thompson River Flows

After retiring from the software industry, I decided to boot a second career as a creative writer. This didn’t seem that difficult. I had extensive technical writing experience, and I took college-level creative writing classes while at University of Michigan. How hard could it be? Turns out, I’ve forgotten everything I’ve learned about writing stories … Read more A Poem: The Thompson River Flows