How Champ Got His Name

Nearly ten years ago I was commissioned to write a story about Champ, the legendary lake "monster" that is said to inhabit Lake Champlain (Vermont, USA). It was supposed to be a collaboration between myself and an illustrator, but the illustrator flaked out on me, so I was left with this epic poem. Many more... Continue Reading →

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Chocolate-Chip Couture

I've temporarily put aside work on my new novel to write some short stories. They chronicle a group of spirited stuffed animals called "Fluffs" who are always in search of fun and adventure! Isabelle the tiny, lively sheep is fast as lightning and loves chocolate, while her best friend Molasses, an impossibly soft rabbit, has... Continue Reading →

Mr. Frog is Full of Hops

Mr. Phineas Frog lamented daily the name he’d been given. It was bad enough to have a family name like Frog, but to alliterate the embarrassment was all too much for his sensitive constitution. Still, Mr. Frog had navigated the trial of youth with his characteristic dull wit and rash naiveté, continually skirting disaster as... Continue Reading →

Entheogenic Engagement

Shirtless hippies were tossing a frisbee between the sea of cars, and She found herself studying its trail as it coursed through the ether, an undulating spray of luminous fractals left in its wake, unnamed colors rippling behind the iridescent disc. It’s starting. She could still taste the chocolate, but it had an entirely different... Continue Reading →

The Mouse Who Hid in a Sock

Sebastian didn’t like to leave his sock. It was warm and soft inside, and always good for hiding. One day his friend, a tiny white sheep named Isabelle, was bored with the room they shared and wanted to go outside and play. “Come on, Sebastian,” she urged, tugging with her teeth at his long wooly... Continue Reading →

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