First Steps (A Short Story)

First Steps (A Short Story)

Brian Hartman

Brian Hartman

'"First Steps" is the story of Dave Riggler's first psychotherapy session. He's a handicapped teenager, who uses a wheelchair, in therapy (he thinks) because the school he's going to wants him to walk on a walker, but he doesn't want to. "First Steps" is a story about being handicapped, identity, and self-determination, for better or worse.This short story series concludes with 'New Roads'. The series follows two retirees, widowers, and former next door neighbors, as they close the doors on their previous long term marriages and seek in each other a loving partner to share the remainder of their life with. Their dramas are not unlike what many face, but it is their joy of life and appreciation of each other that lights their way through the dark times as well as the stormy times.
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Tuesday (A Short Story)

Tuesday (A Short Story)

Brian Hartman

Brian Hartman

Dave Riggler is having a typical Tuesday. But as he rolls into work, everything changes. Because today is Tuesday, September 11th, 2001, and it looks like this may be the last Tuesday. Ever."Tuesday" is a window into one man's perspective of September 11th, as told from a seated position.This next adventures of Ruby Roo Rat, tells what happens one Christmas Eve when Ruby sneaks into Santa's sack. This story is written in rhyme. For more about Ruby Roo, read "Ruby Roo Rat in the Pumpkin Patch," the true account of how my overly adventuresome pet rat escaped from her cage one day right before Halloween and was lost in the big wide world, and "Ruby Roo's Secret Hideaway: A Little Rat’s Adventure in the Trash.”
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