A fiction writer's mind is free to wander anywhere. He can invent characters who live Here or There and ones who live Now or Then, at his discretion.
This collection exposes the reader to the Here, the Now, the Then and There. Through the eyes of dreamers, realists, celebrities, farmers, students, teachers, prisoners, voodoo queens, the dead, AIDS victims, children and adults, the writer provides the reader with experiences of loss, gain, hopes and dreams. One is given insights into various fascinating characters and their environments from the streets of San Francisco, New Orleans, Nashville, Hollywood, New York and Berlin, to historic sites and dirt roads of rural communities.
The stories range from a woman's determination to end a dieting argument, two men refusing to become irrelevant in old age, the longings of an incarcerated poet to a grandfather's vigil of a special memorial.
None of these stories is drawn completely from any particular source. Vivid remembrances of people, places, times, some sayings and other quirky flashes from years ago to the present make up the material for the stories.
The reader will identify with many of these people as well as the places, but they are borne of the author's imagination and there they thrive.