Writing is a lifelong affliction.

Once contracted, the only prescription is to write constantly in whatever form to express your condition, in whatever construction to carry your words beyond you.

Thanks for traveling with me.

CREDIT ROLL:

Writer, producer, and director of the award-winning adventure travel documentaries "Emigrant Road," "4Corners" and "The Alps" • featured appearances at hundreds of university, college, school, and performing arts venues, including Carnegie Music Hall, the Sundome, and the National Geographic Society • numerous short stories, several screenplays, loads of articles, and a couple of books • member of Wattpad, Goodreads, and Amazon • fan of literary fiction, stories with a strong sense of place, progressive rock, orchestral film scores, and wandering in general

AVAILABLE WORKS:

"Goddess of the Moon" NEW!
When Ethen sets up camp in the wilderness, the last thing he wants to see is a blood-covered woman coming toward him with two kids.

"Unclaimed" [Featured Short Story]
A widow finds a unique and ironic way of helping children who were abandoned after they died. Based on true events. "Absolutely stunning," "beautifully written," and "wowie!"

"droplets of god"
Marguerita's handsome new island neighbor Savio sends her a rose, nearly killing nine-year-old flower vendor Antoníto. Can Marguerita survive the tropical storm headed her way, trust to love, and find the serenity she so desperately seeks? "I was floating from one word to the next," "beautifully expressed," and "this opening is as good as any I have read."

"Slide!"
A hiking adventure in the Colorado backcountry turns dangerous for Kole, as she and her would-be rescuer Ben struggle to survive tons of falling debris. "Adventurous," and "you've got me perspiring!"

"Price of the Child"
Jake rescues an injured boy off the sheer face of Black Mountain. For social worker Helen Beecher, Jake's quiet heroism moves her heart as no other case ever has. "Unique," and "poetic."
  • The mountains of California
  • JoinedJanuary 28, 2013



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Sorry for all the updates today. I have this nasty habit of putting commas after question marks and exclamation points inside quotes, so I'm going back and fixing them, now that "droplets of god" is...
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Stories by JRTompkins
Goddess of the Moon by jrtompkins
Goddess of the Moon
When Ethen sets up camp in the wilderness, the last thing he wants to see is a blood-covered woman coming tow...
droplets of god by jrtompkins
droplets of god
Marguerita's handsome new island neighbor Savio sends her a rose, nearly killing homeless nine-year-old flowe...
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Unclaimed  [Featured Short Story] by jrtompkins
Unclaimed [Featured Short Story]
Elspeth bent and placed a single daisy upon the grave. The plainest of flowers, perhaps the purest, she thoug...
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