The third installment of my 2018 Ray Bradbury Challenge, in which I write a new short work of fiction every week, because, as Ray Bradbury once said, "it's impossible to write 52 bad short stories in a row." Enjoy! HEAVEN, OR EARTH by John Wolfe Timothy McVay did love this part of his job. The … Continue reading 2018 Ray Bradbury Challenge #3: Heaven, Or Earth
At it's core, and despite all of the parts about sailing, storms, and sublimity, Going Aloft is really a love story. It's about a young man who falls in love with his surroundings and his mentor and his friends, but the most important blossoming of love is the bond between the Writer and the Artist. … Continue reading Going Aloft, Chapter 12
So this chapter, or rather an earlier rendition of it, was the one I submitted to my editor when she first approached me with the idea of publishing a story serially. I knew I wanted to write about my experience sailing, but at that time I only had a handful of rudimentary essays about various … Continue reading Going Aloft, Chapter 7
"When the Saint looked at you, he saw you for who you were—flawed and human—and he loved you for it, because he knew he was the same as you."