A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult

A very difficult subject to tackle; abortion from the point of view of many characters. I created a chart to keep track of everyone. The author did a great job with the individual stories and their reasoning for having or not having an abortion. I hadn’t selected this book on my own, it was part…

A Short Story–The Unexpected© Elsa Wolf

One of many. This fragmented story is based on a night-time dream. I wrote it down in my journal when I awoke. One day I hope to revise its contents and make it part of a short-story collection. Maggie, hunted for the ringing phone, it was under a Smithsonian magazine. A moment passed. She grabbed…

Short Story-The Traveling Laptop © Elsa Wolf

Kat stepped off the platform into the first train she found, leading to her destination. It was all she could do to keep focused. She’d traveled over three thousand miles in the last four days. The trip began with a black roller bag that she’d had to replace with an obnoxious pink one soon after…

Short Story – The Event © Elsa Wolf

The flurry of the moment takes over the mood of the evening. The hall is filled with long tables waiting for the final place settings to be adjusted. Scanning the room, I see a young lady sitting at one of the tables twiddling her fingers. I realize it’s my niece, and she appears to be…