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When The Cowgirls Stop Riding

I avoid you like a house with no coffee. There is no dancing, only horses, only Eskimo kisses on sun stained noses, only my ten-gallon…

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Afterbirth

Sunset, and we are waving at a yacht full of loud, beautifully dressed people. The fog has moved in with a certain presence and siditiness,…

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Returning Children

As Steven remembers, it was a quiet winter drive to Pearland return- ing his stepfather Richard’s natural children, Ricky, Kathleen and Susan, to their natural…

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Astronauts under the Sea Dance

The Challenger Space Shuttle exploded in 1986, just 73 seconds after blast off. Christa McAuliffe, the first member of the Teacher in Space Project, and…

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The Perpetrator

Near the end of the summer, some years ago, when I was still a young man, during harvest time, the beginning of harvest time, actually,…

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