A Walk in the Desert | Fiction by Mike Stone | Sunday Brunch Tuesday

A short story of mine was published and illustrated on Michael Dickel’s beautiful blog. I’m so honored…

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A Walk in the Desert

October 8, 2014


Mike Stone


Tuvi Ornat put the old concert ticket he’d been using as a bookmark between the two pages he had been reading and laid the dog-eared paperback gently on the table beside his chair. He stood up and stretched his arms.

“I’m going for a walk,” Tuvi called upstairs but there was no response.

He scribbled a short note and slid a small corner of it beneath her tea mug on the kitchen table where she’d be sure to see it when she returned. He buckled a fanny pack around his waist and placed his keys and wallet in the zippered pockets. He put a notebook, pen, and the book he was reading in an old backpack one of his sons had left at home. Tuvi locked the door and walked outside.

It was a pleasant enough day, not too warm…

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