My latest short story, "Five-Bear Days", is available here. I wrote a dozen or so new stories this summer by going to K-Bay Coffee in Homer, AK and allowing the characters to come forward. K-Bay is my writing spot. The light pours in through their huge windows. You are treated to glimpses of Kachemak Bay in the distance. The regulars leave you be. Refills are only a buck. Two other stories have been sold and will come out this fall. Meanwhile, I'm still stuck with the question those twelve stories ask: is the world we live in too mean for most of us? I'll try to have an answer for you this summer.