Bird’s Eye View

BirdsEyeViewHawk wanted the rabbit to present to a mate. Megan wanted her husband Mitch to wait and talk to her instead of going to work. Neither got what they wanted, but both Hawk and Megan learned a valuable life lesson…
New one, short story, 9pgs. Complete on Scribd:
http://www.scribd.com/doc/140675150/Bird-s-Eye-View

The Systemic Problem with Public Education Today

I didn’t get in, mom, my daughter called me hysterically crying from school on Monday.

pinkWhat? She couldn’t be talking about her talent show. She insisted she’d get in, no problem, as last year a boy got on stage, threw a top hat at the judges, and he got in, she’d told us.
They didn’t want me, mom, she managed through quick gasps. I wasn’t good enough. And then she crumbled, lost to herself, and her value.
My heart in my throat, I told her I’d call the school and talk to whoever was in charge and find out why they didn’t want her in the show. I insisted multiple times she WAS good enough, regardless of what her elementary school said. I had listened to her practicing for a week, and the last several days she was on tone, her voice strong, clear, resonant. It was mind-boggling why she didn’t get in, I told her, and promised again to find out what was going on before we disconnected.
I contacted the school directly. Made the front office aware my daughter was very upset. I left messages for the principal, as well as the teachers involved with the talent show. Apparently, helping me deal with the child’s heart they broke was less important than lunch, as no one got back to me, and I was unable to give my daughter any information when she got home. No one at school bothered to speak with her either…

YA, Adult and Fantasy Series Fans–Finnegus Boggs is here…

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Ferrari Testarossa is his ‘lamp.’ Finnegus Boggs was a Somalian warrior, an Egyptian scribe, a Cambridge professor. Now, he’s a doctor, and never in his over 5,000 yrs was he forced from his lamp at gunpoint. Billy demands the doc fix his dying friend, but the genie knows sealing the hole in Tyron means more than stitching his wound. Guiding both boys to do the right thing will take a bit of magic…
http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/74657

YA and Adult Fans of Fantasy Short Story Series

ActivationCoverBook 2 in Fractured Fairytales of the Twilight Zone

Micheal still loves the family’s annual camping trip to Hindley State Park. His teen sister, Amy, doesn’t. And it’s likely going to be their last year there among the ancient redwoods, the majestic elks, and the oddly round rocks Micheal discovers along the banks of the roaring river…

The Activation is a campfire fable, meant to be shared around the campfire as a cautionary tale to bickering siblings, and the parents who fail to teach them civility.

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/312701