A Writer’s Moment

I woke up at dawn to cloudy skies and a damp Oklahoma. My wife and had stayed late at her dad's house to watch a weather forecaster talked us through possible weather disasters as storms blew northeast across my state. We are safe. I believe I was successful in not waking my wife as I …

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Whiff – Chapter 2

“What the hell, Jim?  Why aren’t those books re-shelved?” says Connor. I very much dislike when people curse at me.  I am entirely unable to respond to that kind of language.  Mother says that unless the “H” word is used in a religious context, it is foul and uncivil. He steps between me and the …

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Bay City Runaway – Part 10

start at the beginning When I had a moment to myself at work, I pulled up the San Francisco Opera website. They would perform La Boheme that evening, and I meant to buy tickets for Amy and myself, the good seats, not the nosebleeds I usually sat in. I wanted this to be a special …

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Whiff – Chapter 1

The clinking of all the tiny bottles in my satchel comforts me as I walk through the double automatic doors of The Gardens nursing facility and hospice care. “Well hello, Mr. Bronson.  Nice to see you,” says Juliette, the large-bosomed woman behind the front desk.  I’ve never spoken to her, and likely never will.  I …

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Gen-X Novelist

A common complaint among Gen-X is that we are an ignored generation. We are a generation of quietly innovative, successful, edgy, creative folks trying to pay off student debt while buying houses and putting our depressed kids through college....not that anyone cares. (voice dripping with bitter gen-x sarcasm) There used to be something called simply …

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Fly By Night – Chapter 2: Part 1

Passion There are many ways to say I love you.There are many ways to say I care about you.Many ways, many ways,Many ways to say I love you. Fred Rogers, There are Many Ways Fly By Night Home Daniel sits in his car, keys in the ignition, eyebrows furrowed, thinking. Is it really as simple …

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Bay City Runaway – Part 1

(2007) I stepped outside my favorite pub near Union Square for a smoke, belly full of bangers and mash. I was used to the cold, damp fog of the Bay Area by then, and there was no shortage of it that night. I had just taken my first long, after dinner drag when a teenage …

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A Whiff of Life and Death available for pre-order!!!!

I am so excited to announce the publication of my book, "A Whiff of Life and Death" with Kentstead Media!  I know that you will enjoy it!  It also makes me happy that $2 of every sale goes to shelter the homeless. This is what Kentstead has to say: "This book by David Wilson-Burns is …

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And now for the exciting conclusion of Bay City Runaway!

I was waiting outside when Kyra arrived in her beat-up Nissan Sentra. She pulled up next to me, rolled down the window, and said, “Get in. Oh shit, James. Have you seen your face?” she asked, “And are you drunk?” “I just want to get her out of there. Go! Go! Go!” “Where are we …

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