T.E. Cowell

Stuck in the Muck

A short story that acts a reminder that what goes around, comes around… by: T.E. Cowell On James’s first day back on the job in…

Plans

“Nothing was ever lost, I thought. The past is in all of us, all of the time.” A deeply stirring short story about change, and the…

Back In America

A reflective work of nonfiction that muses about political apathy, while contemplating if mass protests can influence actual change… I arrived back in Seattle following…

Under Pressure

A short story where the acutely relatable goal of wanting to impress your parents unravels in dramatic fashion… by: T.E. Cowell When I was fifteen,…

Grandpa

by: T.E. Cowell “For all he knows he’ll never die. That’s exactly how I felt when I was his age.” A work of fiction that…

Oysters

Oysters

by: T.E. Cowell “Jim felt like he was back in his twenties, young and reckless, full of raw emotion. He’d forgotten what it felt like…

Limitations

Limitations

by: T.E. Cowell The chance for a new life, of comradeship, and of mental and physical well-being — a short story that suggests that when the…

The Cane

The Cane

by: T.E. Cowell A work of fiction that revels not in the view from the top, but in the ascent…  Tim hadn’t given any thought…

The Return

The Return

by: T.E. Cowell A work of flash fiction dripping with the thickly ozze of an unfounded paranoia… Emma left without a word. Jim had been…

Distractions

Distractions

by: T.E. Cowell  “He can play the game because he doesn’t care, because to him, it really is just a game.” A short story where…

Porn & Picasso

Porn & Picasso

by: T.E. Cowell “If she won’t respect my past, then ditto for hers.” When a regrettable fragment of a man’s past comes back to haunt him, and…

A Pleasant Surprise

A Pleasant Surprise

by: T.E. Cowell A melancholy view into the life of a man longing for the path of least resistance. When the appeal of giving up eclipses the…