Stories & Articles
My short stories and articles have appeared in a number of journals and magazines. Here are a few that are online.
Considering starting a yoga practice? Are you worried your aging boomer body won’t be up for downward dog? Before starting yoga post 50, I confess I thought of it as a new age-y pastime for perky 20-somethings who twisted themselves into pretzel-like shapes when they weren’t mediating for hours on end and chanting “om.”
My sister’s cat was on the bathroom ledge yesterday when he must have lost his footing and fell. Seven stories. Splat. We didn’t know at first. We thought he had gone missing, so we did the usual. Plastered the building with notices. Knocked on neighbors’ doors. It was Delmar’s idea to look in the airshaft between our building and the next. There was Toby. Not much blood, surprisingly, just a thin stream of red trickling from his open mouth.
Jeffrey Josephs kept the lies his wife told him in a shoebox. After a year of marriage, the box was almost full. Already the white slips of paper pushed against the lid. What would happen when there was no more room? Would he start another box?
The vet returned my call as I was rolling the last wineglass in bubble wrap. In counterpoint to my curt hello, he sounded upbeat, even jovial. He explained that when Mags had been spayed last month, the operation had sent her hormones haywire. "That's why she's behaving like she's pregnant," he summed up. "It's a textbook case."