Story Elements – Cut or Keep?

There’s a lot of world-building that takes place when a writer embarks on the journey of creating a story. The plot guides the reader along the path from first to last sentence. Interwoven in the plot are sensory details that make the story come alive for the reader. What’s important to keep, and what can…

Shimmer Bridge

Wednesday at five. Nancy and I sit on the berm at the edge of the beach; damp in our suits, sharing binoculars. Scanning north, our eyes strain for a glimpse of the Hudson; Rolling dust curls with Dad inside. Winged yellow Hornet; sun flashing off chrome. Now there! Now gone. Bare feet race across late…