Another short story has poured from my fingertips. This one concerns a strange natural phenomenon that isn’t explained by science.
The story might seem to be about a lighthouse and the refraction of physical light.
But it’s actually about how to magnify one’s heart light.
I’ve titled the story One Lone Candle.
Read it here.
I finished writing another very short story. It’s title Here We Go.
I suppose my own life experience is stirred into this small work of fiction. At least a few glimmers.
As our journey moves forward from youth to old age, who knows what we’ll encounter around every mysterious bend?
As we peer out of our eye-windows, what will we find? What will we learn?
You can read this dreamlike story by clicking here.
Sometimes I lie awake in the middle of the night, thoughts tumbling through the darkness. Sometimes an uninvited notion enters my skull.
You, too, might share this uncomfortable realization.
I recently published a short story. It’s titled Skeleton Forgiveness.
You can read my very short work of fiction by clicking here.
Please forgive me. I’ve written another short story and now I’m going to tell you about it.
This brief work of fiction is titled Another Page. It’s all about life and memory. And those shining, magical things that fill one’s life and memory.
That ephemeral brightness.
You will probably recognize the central character. There’s a very good chance you know that person intimately.
To read the story, click here.
It’s time to celebrate Read Across America Day!
Today many hands, young and old, will be picking up a book or their favorite e-book reader. Many eyes and minds will be enjoying that uniquely human activity: reading!
Why is March 2 designated National Read Across America Day? Because it’s the birthday of Dr. Seuss!
As many of you know, Dr. Seuss was the pen name of Theodor Geisel, who made his home in La Jolla, a beautiful community in the city of San Diego.
Months ago during a walk through La Mesa, a city in San Diego’s East County, I took photos of a chalkboard that was standing on the sidewalk in front of Maxwell’s House of Books.
Please enjoy two quotes about the magic of reading!
Would you like to read a few philosophical, very short stories?
They can be found on my website Short Stories by Richard!
My short story The Taste of Flies has been bothering me. It hasn’t seemed right.
Even after publishing it on Short Stories by Richard, I’ve rewritten many of the words over and over and over again.
I think–possibly–that I now have the thing right. The unusual tale is about creativity, truth and deception. And impulsion. And indecision. It seems to be about a great many difficult things.
You can read the very short story here.
This morning I wrote a short story titled One Thousand Likes. It touches upon the human heart, the pleasure produced by facile happiness, and the dark, isolating effect of social media.
To read it, click here.