THE BIRDS OF BRISTOL COURT

THE BIRDS OF BRISTOL COURT

The anti-feeder speakers, of which there were many, seized on the concept of “precedent,” and all said the same thing in slightly different ways: that is, they had no problem with this particular bird feeder, which was tasteful and even not unattractive, but it would...
KAPLAN’S FURNITURE STORE

KAPLAN’S FURNITURE STORE

   A story about Mr. Kaplan and Delores Molesworth “Mr. Kaplan wears a shirt and tie every day, although he is not an impeccable dresser. Sometimes his shirt and tie are a questionable match, but he is always neat. He has a tie which has a picture of a cabin in the...
EDITH’S SUMMER

EDITH’S SUMMER

A short story about a little farm girl, her grandmother and a cow named Albert. “When Grandma was napping in the grass, Edith talked to Albert, patted his brown flanks, and smelled his grassy breath. When she was close to him, he made his little noises. He was...
THE BULL

THE BULL

“He is content most of the day to stand and stare. Sometimes he lies down, but most of the time he stands stock still in the center of his field. He sees what he sees and knows what he knows.” From THE BULL, a short story by Peter Obourn published in...
THE LIBERATION

THE LIBERATION

How does a prisoner survive cruel and inhuman treatment? How does a prisoner survive solitary confinement? I wrote this short story after hearing an Australian ex-prisoner interviewed.                         – This link takes you to the New Orleans Journal...
AN ARTIST IN THE FAMILY

AN ARTIST IN THE FAMILY

 “Dreams come from the things we see and things we hear that make an impression on us. Maybe we don’t even know it. Like this scene.”“What scene?” I said. “You mean Mom hanging laundry?” “Yeah,” he said. “Exactly. Mom hanging laundry. A scene that shows what it’s like...