Valkyrie, in Fall - A Winding Path. 11/11/2021 (Updated: 11/11/2021)
Cory and Mark are BFFs who have faced all of life’s milestones together. They’re about to travel a dark path, until realizing the light will shine again on a different day. This story is an exploration of friendship and grief, and may be difficult for some to read.
Altimexis, in Fall - A Winding Path. 11/11/2021 (Updated: 11/11/2021)
When my wife died, I decided to move back to Indiana, to spend more time with my grandson. Noticing that Cliff seemed despondent, I decided that a fall hike in Clifty Falls State Park was just what he needed. Suspecting that he was gay, it turned out he was, but his affect was related to something else entirely. We learned a lot about each other and the path we took turned out to be metaphorical as well.
Bill W, in Fall - A Winding Path. 09/29/2021 (Updated: 10/25/2021)
Tristan Rader and Gavin Munson met as four-year-olds and almost immediately became best friends. However, their time together ended the summer before fifth grade when Gavin’s father got a new job and his family moved away. As the pair grew older, their paths would cross and bring them together in unexpected ways, only to have fate intercede and cause them to lose contact yet again. Will the journey of life win in the end or will fate triumph? Only time will tell.
This is my entry for the Fall/Winter 2021 anthology, ‘A Winding Path’