Here is a collection of short stories and essays, some of which are stand alone, while others are pieces pulled from longer works.

Essays

From The Novel: What Is To Be Done

Concluding the country is in desperate need of patriot intervention, a group of gifted scientists assume nothing can be done. In the aftermath of chaos following the release of a human engineered virus, they realize something must be done – that is until fate intercedes.

From The Novel: Navigating Entropy

A ne’er-do-well from Chicago is thrust into a self-sustaining life when he inherits his uncle’s ranch in the Northern New Mexico wilderness.

From The Novel: Underlying Conditions

While complying with COVID caused changes, a saleswoman with underlying conditions meets a furloughed Chef refusing to acquiesce to the new normal.