While fixing the collar of his shirt, Alan felt the lump on his neck that he’d first discovered a month earlier. It was the size of a golf ball, protruding from his spine, feeling like cartilage. Some days he figured…Read more

Teen & YA

When the boy found me, I thought it was snowing.  It doesn’t snow really in Texas. But I was cold like it was. And I was thinking about how sometimes when it snowed back north, it was like the flakes…Read more

Books & Ideas

For a long time I used to wait in the dining room window. I waited in the afternoon, when I returned from school, and I waited on Saturday mornings. Now and then I waited at the edge of the driveway,…Read more