A Labor Day Free Story for You: Snake Patterns

  A juniper bush is beside the stairs leading to my front door. Its needles are so tiny and regular, they appear to be a soft green cloud. I walk toward the steps. A sudden motion catches my eye. A baby snake, no more than 5 inches, explores the shrub. The small diamonds and triangles… Read more

A Gift for My Sister Wins Best Fiction Award

Once again the Internet brought me surprising news.  I was Googling myself to fulfill a request from my agent. I guess this guilty curiosity is something many do,  but I had not indulged in well over a year. I checked through the pages to ascertain that the information was not about the several other Ann… Read more