Writing Blog

Coyote Ugly, an excerpt from OW7, screenplay

  • September 10, 2021

int. crowded bar – night

Mario and OW7 enter a crowded dance club.  An ugly woman is instantly infront of  OW7.  She is much younger than she looks, wears thick glasses, a uni-brow, and a sloppy crooked mouth slathered with too red lipstick.

Super: “LAST CALL”

She gushes at OW7, and her eyes open wide like a doe frozen in headlights.  She’s wearing a red dress.

OW7:  Ugh.  Come on Mario.

My Soul Is Like Water

  • November 19, 2019

My soul is like water

Water, the most ambitious force on the planet, always finds its way from one place to the next without loss of substance.  As a river it crosses the terrain of time, people, place. I gravitated toward the path of least resistance engaging with life.

My soul is like water.


Chasing Rainbows, Summertime Roadtrip (fiction)

  • October 9, 2019

The 1978 convertible Cadillac soars down the freeway like a fat cigar boat on still water.  Mom, in the front passenger seat, wraps a floral silk scarf around her long wavy red hair.  She knots it tightly under her chin; the tail end flaps in the wind and gently laps at her cheek and neck.  Dad with one arm out the window smoothly glides the vehicle with his fat right palm planted squarely at noon on the steering wheel.  Read more...

Gossamer Dreams Chapter: Date Night (fiction)

  • January 9, 2019

Charlie giddy with nervous energy walks back and forth under the bright lights from the marquis.  It’s been years since they’ve had a date night, but he’s hopeful that the magic of the symphony will rekindle the warmth in her heart.  A light drizzle of snow glistens on the shoulders of his velvet blazer.  The crowd, that only minutes ago flooded the entrance, has gone inside to claim their seats and only a few people sucking down the last of their fast burning cigarettes remain.  

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Dark Moon Lilith, excerpt from Dark Night of the Soul (non-fiction)

  • April 9, 2017

Lilith is a mythological and religious figure who has been a part of human folklore, religion, anthropology, and astrology for as long as we have recorded history. Her roots are found in ancient Sumerian, Babylonian, Egyptian and Greek sculptures and texts, she is mentioned in The King James Bible of Genesis and Jewish mythology. Her branches have spread across hundreds of years, and she is represented in Renaissance and contemporary writings and artworks. Michelangelo depicted her as 

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