I invite you to step into another world, for a little while, where magical storytelling matters most of all, and where it becomes evident that: "Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures" as Ralph Waldo Emerson so wonderfully said.
In "MARI" a young girl searches for her mother in a high fantasy world full of quirky and sometimes dangerous people, where time shifts without warning......A homicide detective in "The Magic Hour" faces mental collapse that sends him into a backwater town and a parallel dimension--both teach him about love...In "Retrieval" a woman who manages a cafe in the desert encounters an alien presence that is both dangerous and familiar...The residents of a university town in "Gene Pool" become the target of a pact between the government and an alien entity...In "The Gatekeepers of Genthor," a brother and sister must fight an unseen enemy in a medieval (and virtual gaming) world...In "The Winning of Olwen" a man remembers a lost love..."STOPOVER and Other Stories for a Rainy Night" is a collection of short mystery stories.
I have with delight spent much time in libraries, real and virtual, immersed in books written by those who have created marvelous worlds. Their influence is strong--Ray Bradbury comes to mind, and Rod Serling, Charles Dickens, Maya Angelou, Charlotte Bronte, Shakespeare, Richard Matheson, H.G. Wells, Stephen Donaldson, James Tiptree, Jr.--so many more.