People, especially those who struggle to understand this world and their place in it, fascinate me. Through these stories I’m trying to explore what brings a character to life, what draws us to them, both as writer and reader. Short fiction works well as a tool of discovery, a way to add layers and then peel them back, one by one, until the essence, the center of a character is revealed: what they want, what they get, and what they see that those around them have missed.

Few of the arts, I believe, allow us such a detailed look into the human psyche as writing, and the more stories we share, the better we’ll come to know each other and ourselves. So thanks to FRiGG (Ellen and Sean and Al) for helping to get our stories out there.