The Phoenix Literary Journal (Issue 62, p. 36) June 2021

When the son of an American official in 1950’s Occupied Japan helps himself to a bicycle belonging to a poor Japanese kid, trouble ensues. The father wants the boy to apologize & return the bike. The response from the Japanese parent (a rabid anti-American) is not at all what he anticipates; not at all.

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Haunted Waters Press

April 2021 -Haunted Waters Press

Laurie Kittredge, a waitress in a New Mexico roadside restaurant, appears to have received an inheritance for a kindness rendered to a down-and-out traveler. But, after a series of misfortunes, it looks as if she has only one more fleeting opportunity to claim her reward.

 
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ONLY THE CICADAS WILL CRY

March 2021

My story, “Only the Cicadas Will Cry,” is now available in the Spring 2021 issue of Evening Street Review. Soon after WWII, a Japanese exchange student evokes mixed reactions in a small Wisconsin town. Like the child in a Japanese folk song, the girl experiences utter loneliness. Mono no aware - the pathos of things.

 
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HAUNTED WATERS PRESS

January 2021

Lawrence Farrar's latest story "A Good Player" (Haunted Waters Press): An out-of-worker drifter is on the road with his family. Along the way, he devises a method to use his little boy to con motorists in gas stations who think they've struck the child with their cars. It's risky business.

 
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