Walk to School: New Wattpad short

Zeo Ranger 3: Blue by DavidFernandezArt

I just published a new piece of short fiction to my Wattpad collection Dispatches from the Future (B-list). It’s free and early indications are that you’ll likely enjoy it.

I am the eldest member of three brothers, consequently much of my childhood memory is gendered male. Added to this, both of my children are also boys. The vicarious nature of being a parent, for me at least, has been colored with boy Crayola. Walk to School is a brief examination of all this set in a dystopian future where the average person carries an assault weapon to the grocery store.

Which brings me to the picture above, in the Power Ranger’s world there were many, many monsters. The bad guys seemed to show up everywhere, all the time as if they’re a common, everyday sort of occurrence. I always wondered, when my oldest would sit down and fixate on his favorite ninja like defenders, why everyone didn’t walk around in transforming power suits. Clearly there’s an escalation of technology going on in this world and if that’s the case then the good guys are losing.

Walk to School is what life looks like after we’ve lost.


Ladies and gentlemen, I give you ON THE LEFT FOOT. A short story as wild and wonderful and full of weeds as I could manage in about 7,000 words. Write what you know? Write what you don’t know? Well I did both. Take a look. Enjoy. It’s cheep.  It’s Saturday. You’ll likely want more. I’m writing.


Backcountry ranger Jack Isen has had a bad year. Once school gets out he is anticipating some time alone, working the back country of the Flat Tops Wilderness. Something strange happens and he finds much more isolation than he was planning for.