67 Extracted Words – The Tease – December 2019

I write flash fiction, non-fiction, essays and novels. This month’s Tease is from a work in progress.

The steel wind cut above the cobblestones, raking the old woman’s hair across her creased cheeks. She sat on the jumbled rocks of the square, as fractured in pattern as the morality espoused by the cathedral they fronted. Three nuns in habits looked past her bent frame and extended hand, as if the crowd deserved more attention than her shaking fingers. Somewhere someone sang ’tis the season …

Rhine River Part II – Koln

Köln – Part two of our series takes us into Germany.

The University of Washington’s Suzzallo Library – A Cathedral for Books

Scenes from the reading room at the Suzzallo Library on Seattle’s historic campus.

The Suzzallo has been called a “cathedral for books”. There are only a select few places I might wish my ashes to be spread, the Preikestolen in Norway, Slide Rapid on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River, the west face of Mt. Reynolds in Glacier National Park.. The Suzzallo Library is one of those places, provided the act could be performed quietly. Shhhhh.