Short Story

On the Front Stoop – Defiant Scribe

A young boy can’t seem to move on after the death of his father.

On the Front Stoop – Defiant Scribe

**Please note: These stories are fiction. Any names, characters, places, events and incidents are either products of the author’s imagination or used in a fictitious manner. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental.

Freelance writer, poet, yogi and photographer from Santa Barbara, California. I write and take pictures about a variety of topics, from my early childhood in Philadelphia, to my years as a family therapist, and finally to my soul-searching years in California. The things that move me may have a humorous or serious content or both. Either way, I hope my poetry, pictures and stories resonate with you.

18 comments on “On the Front Stoop – Defiant Scribe

  1. Intense story, really conveys a sense of suffocation. Thanks heavens for a buddy to play catch

  2. Phone acting up, cant click on anything😳🧐

  3. It worked! Fiction or no? A hard but common narrative.

  4. This was a powerful story. As miserable as the mother’s depression was making the narrator, I was able to feel for her, too. An untenable situation for both.

  5. Definitely a powerful story, Mark.

  6. I like your use of specific details and imagery to set the mood of this story. We feel the undercurrent of grief without the narrator overstating it.

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