There are 14 poems, and they are rough drafts only. I need to winnow them down to at least ten (I may write a couple new ones to help continuity of tone and/or subject) separate but related poems.
He saw them sitting on a train station bench, a mother and her child. Now he can't forget them.
Wife and husband talk through an odd dinner conversation at a restaurant.
The intro to a hopeful novel. Feel free to do partial reviews as it is a little longer.
A man sits alone in a room drafting and dispensing apologies. However, the apology that matters the most is the one he cannot bare to face.
What happens when there's no more room in hell, but it doesn't go exactly as advertised? Dave learns the hard way that reality will always be more boring than fantasy.
A young woman struggles with the possibility of having family she did not know existed.
A symbolic memory from a few decades ago.
A man. A softball bat with a name. Possible beer league glory ensues.
Memories of childhood stir in a young man dealing with the pending death of his father.
Rebecca plays the piano for her math tutor.
When Kit's wife goes missing, he cuts a deal to get out of prison and search for her.
Dan J. Fiore
No more reviews needed, thanks.
Rebecca works up the courage to tell James the truth.
A very short, 400 word story about a kid in a classroom who has to pee.
Graham Paul Donovan
I think this is about two-thirds of what will be the completed story. We follow our narrator and Alice as they start to try to unravel the mysteries of his past.
An apathetic teenager escapes reality during a family reunion.
After a bad fall, Saira takes a day to recouperate. Conversations between her and her housemates as Gregor passes the buck. Chapter 4.
James has something important to tell Rebecca.
A short story about a young girl struggling to contain her angst and frustrations as she deals with severe life changes
Charlene finds herself more and more engrossed with loathing new employee, Jeremy, and goes to great lengths to spite him for his success.
A short story about a damaged soul who uses violence to return the love of the woman who nurtures him.
Shenanigans in the Garden Club.
Chapter three: Saira and Duggan are interrupted by some interesting characters. The walk home is a challenge for Saira, who is apprehensive about facing her housemates after her accident.
Graham Paul Donovan
Beginning of a new short story. Here, we meet the narrator, grow accustomed to some of his habits, hear a little of his past, and witness an encounter with a new person in his life.