Loose Ends is the first substantial piece of fiction I ever wrote. It was written for an assignment for my humanities class in my senior year of high school. It’s the story of a Ukrainian sniper who deserts the Red Army in the final days of WWII.
Luck and Quo Vadis are connected short stories about a fictional group of American GIs on the Western Front in 1944, told from the perspective of the outfit’s medic. Luck won first prize and publication in a writing contest held by Geneva College’s literary magazine The Chimes. Quo Vadis, which follows the troop to liberated Rome, was written while I was in Rome myself.