Time to Go Tiny

Time to Go Tiny

WHY SMALL HOUSES ON WHEELS ARE MOVING SLOW IN THE GRANITE STATE They are a secretive group. One woman lives in her daughter’s backyard, hiding in a kind of freestanding in-law apartment. A senior-citizen couple fled our cities for the woods outside Plymouth. They...
The 84th Problem

The 84th Problem

When the engine started to sputter halfway across Lake Neville, I should have worried. But instead, I gave the accelerator a kick and the boat jerked a bit then sped up, running smoothly again. The day was perfect. Overhead, an endless sky. On the water, light gleamed...
Blueberry Days

Blueberry Days

Out of the mouths of birds That’s what I’m thinking As I pick They fly into the trees at my approach And from their lofty seats They scold me anxiously Oh, not the biggest Not the best A golden doe and fawn Have bounded to the thicket At my step And Mother snorts at...
A Summer Hitch

A Summer Hitch

OF WHAT-IFS AND NO REGRETS This is a short story about summer things, like adventure, romance, hitchhiking, and a little bit of hope to connect them. It was late August in my 20th year. I was going to meet a girl in Rochester, New York, and together we were going to...