This page provides links to stories/articles I have written that have been published by other organizations.
Good Men Project: When I was a boy … I was “The Skeleton in the Closet”
This six part story published on the Goodmen Project website formed the basis for the epistolary story I wrote about my father. The information in this story of “When I was a Boy,” included parts from the book “An Extraordinary Life: A Story of Love, Hate, Betrayal, Racism, and Redemption.” The story begins with the following:
“Sit down Daniel, I have something to tell you,” my mother began. The next sentence she spoke was, “I’m not your mother. Your real mother (Sophie) lives in France and you have another family there with two sisters.” I was beginning my sophomore year of college as a pre-engineering major when my “mother” Johnnie called me to the kitchen to give me this news.
Part 1 (April 15, 2019): I’m Not Your Mother
Part 2 (April 16, 2019): You Have Only One Mother and She is in Paris
Part 3 (April 17, 2019): Your Son is Growing up to Be a Fine Young Man
Part 4 (April 18, 2019): Boy Scouts and Bullying and Dreaming of Being Batman
Part 5 (April 19, 2019): Stopping at Stop Signs and the French I Didn’t Take
Part 6 (April 20, 2019): The Day I Became Real
I have begun writing short travel stories. The first one accepted for publication, “Oh, How I love the Smell of Jet Fuel in the Morning,” was accepted for the September 2019 issue of travelpostmonthly.com. Each month four travel stories are selected for publication.
Travel Post Monthly
Oh, How I Love the Smell of Jet Fuel in the Morning (9/8/2019) – Tick tock, tick tock, the minute hand swept ever so closely to the bewitching hour of ten o’clock. At the appointed time, the gate swung open, and the crowd rushed through to find the best viewing spot. Why was there such a huge crowd? What did they expect to do? What did they hope to see? They were there to watch one of the world’s premier flight demonstration team shock and awe them with their skills of flight.
Photographing the Murals of the Alabama Wiregrass (10/04/2019) Street art/graffiti created in the public space is usual unsanctioned, but that is changing. There are many organizations that sanction public art. Buildings or structure murals beautify and inform the public about a city’s history, heritage, or culture.
A Winter Holiday in Stuttgart & Esslingen
(12/10/2019) The holiday season in Germany is an exceptionally festive time of year. However, it doesn’t take much in the land of beer, pretzel, and schnitzel to have a festival. Living here during this time of year would be so much fun. Every day seems to be a holiday, and every meal appears to be a banquet when touring the ancient city of Stuttgart.