*A quick word before reading:

I often enjoy reading the early works of other authors. So here are some early works of my own, published in Colorado Christian University’s literary magazine, Paragon. And contrary to my normal speculative fiction, these are works of realism (however strange they may be). Please buckle up and enjoy.


The Pine Shredder” (short story) – Paragon, Vol. 16, Spring 2013.

Nature Knows Better” (poem) – Paragon, Vol. 16, Spring 2013.

That Tune of Yours” (poem) – Paragon, Vol. 16, Spring 2013.


Behind Closed Curtains, Before the Play Begins–the Truth” (poem) – Paragon, Vol. 15, Spring 2012.