That voice—like a throttled parrot—squawked from the front stairway. “Travis! Hurry up.” “Hold on! I’m not ready.” “We're leaving in two minutes. Don't make us late for church again.” Travis stood at the entrance to the playroom, one foot in, one foot out, ready to dash, his eyes fixed on the TV. Showing at the moment, a still-shot of two champagne glasses, filled to just the right level, … [Read more...] about T … T … T is for Tennis!
Someone once told me we are made in the image of God. I didn’t know how to respond to that. I probably stuck out my tongue and made a childish noise. But if I’m honest, sometimes when I have my hand around the neck of a young woman, I think about it. I’m a killer. More specifically, a strangler. I break into peoples’ homes and choke them until they are dead. You should know this at the … [Read more...] about Chapter 1 of NATTER
This was several years ago. I arrived to work, logged onto my computer, and saw an email from Sheila. Sheila was a work contact, a single mom living in Northern California. We’d emailed back and forth for three years (mostly job-related, but during the downtime we’d make up song lyrics, send music trivia. I’d been tinkering with a memoir based on my acting experiences and she’d offered … [Read more...] about Transitions