06/17/15
Derawan Pier

Short Stories From The Road #8: An Assembly of the Gods

This is story #8 in my Short Stories from the Road series. Introduction found here At the tender age of seven, I went with my family on a vacation to Puerto Vallarta. Being my first time out of the country, I was a wide eyed child attached to my mother’s right thigh observing all the […]

06/10/15
Malaysia Playground

Short Stories From The Road #7: Torpedo Soup on the Menu

This is story #7 in my Short Stories from the Road series. Introduction found here Ants in Laos, frogs in Cambodia, crickets in Thailand, dogs in Vietnam… just kidding, I never ate dog. While the opportunity did present itself, I could not oblige as I love my furry friends a little too much. I never […]

06/3/15
Washed Away Bridge

Short Stories from the Road #6: Indonesian Style Detour

This is story #6 in my Short Stories from the Road series. Introduction found here Central Sulawesi, Indonesia Aaron was gone, his minibus rounding the bend and heading South. My travel companion of the last few weeks continued on his own journey and I found myself alone, again. Every minute that passed created more space […]

05/27/15
Munich Glockenspiel

Short Stories from the Road #5: A Munich Forest Party

This is story #5 in my Short Stories from the Road series. Introduction found here Munich was turning into a disappointment. Where were all the travelers? Where was the excitement? We hadn’t done much research, and for that we had only ourselves to blame, but here we were, in Munich for four nights, and it […]

05/21/15
Mud Glasses

Short Stories From The Road #4: A Muddy Rescue Mission

This is story #4 in my Short Stories from the Road series. Introduction found here Holy cow, that’s a big lizard. Crossing the trail not 10 feet in front of me acting like he owned the place, which I suppose he did, was a giant water monitor at least 6 feet long. I had an […]

05/13/15
Taman Negara Trail

Short Stories From The Road #3: Where’s the Bloody Wildlife?

This is story #3 in my Short Stories from the Road series. Introduction found here The sign stood looming before us. “BEYOND THIS POINT YOU SHOULD ENGAGE A GUIDE” I wouldn’t have used the word “engage,” but I think they got their point across regardless. After a quick glance at each other, Austin and I […]

05/6/15
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Short Stories from the Road #2: Hunting “Defenseless” Pufferfish

This is story #2 in my Short Stories from the Road series. Introduction found here “You think I’m pretty?” Tom, our Lao guide asked as we all looked on in confusion. “…without any makeup on!!!” His rendition of Katy Perry left us all shaking our heads and smiling. It’s all we could do. This would […]

04/29/15
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Short Stories from the Road #1: The Silent Valley

This is story #1 in my Short Stories from the Road series. Introduction found here The air still had a bite to it. As the early morning turned to late, I’d hoped the weather would begin to warm, but it didn’t seem to be the case. The clouds wouldn’t relent for more than a few […]

04/29/15
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Short Stories from the Road: An Introduction

Today I’d like to introduce a new series of short stories, or vignettes if you will, which I’ll post each Wednesday, the first being today. A recent trip to Spain got me thinking about new content for this travel blog which brought back a flood of little memories from my travels. But as I tried […]