Jack Deal - a short story by Dick Sheffield
February 2, 2018

I   Sam Thornton paused briefly before pulling the two hardcover books from their resting-place in the corner bookcase. The antique piece of furniture, chest high and located near the front window of his garret apartment, was reserved for his favorite volumes – ones that had made a lasting indention upon his heart and mind…

La Waters - short story by Dick Sheffield
January 12, 2018

I   “Ms. Waters,” the little girl said. “Yes, honey,” said the woman, kneeling down in front of her. “This is the best day ever.” The sentence that came from the tiny voice struck Grace Waters speechless as she looked into the small child’s eyes and saw a face that reflected hope and innocence, expectation….

Glimpse of a Well Suited Man - short story by Dick Sheffield
January 2, 2018

I   “How are you doing these days?” the candidate asked. “To be honest, I’m not sure what to think – at least for the moment,” Ben Adams said. “Once this thing is over, you ought to go home to Texas and come back up here on your own terms,” the candidate said. “It’s better…

A Story - Short Story by Dick Sheffield
January 2, 2018

I               It was a cold, rainy Friday night. The holidays were upon us and somehow, you convinced me to go and see the Falls City Beavers and Schulenberg Shorthorns play a high school football game. At halftime, the Beaver marching band took the field wearing silver miners’ helmets, complete with three different colored…