Author Archives: Reavis Wortham

Two Unmarried Women

Thinking back, she was a tall redhead with brilliant smile. We stood close, talking softly. My heart throbbing, she took me by the hand and said I could have anything I wanted. With that smile that I can still see today, she arched an eyebrow. “Are you ready?” “Yes.” The word caught in my throat. She dropped to her knees. After a few seconds, she raised her head and our eyes met. “How’s this?” Words eluded me and I repeated my earlier response. “Yessss.” I Continue reading →

A Hard Lesson

This is a hard one, a story about dogs. I love the little moochers, but everyone who owns a dog knows that our time with them is always too short, and you have to say goodbye someday. We do it with tears in our eyes, and then smile at the recollections. At the same time, dogs teach us about Life. Maybe that’s their purpose, just like ours is to take care of them. Those lessons are important as youngsters learn responsibility when they feed, water, Continue reading →

In Light of What I Write

There’s a darkness upon me that’s flooded in light In the fine print they tell me what’s wrong and what’s right And it comes in black and it comes in white And I’m frightened by those that don’t see it. Those lyrics by the Avett Brothers in their song, Head Full of Doubt, Road Full of Promise struck me like a lightning bolt the first time I heard it. There’s a darkness upon me that is revealed in the light of my novels. Like most Continue reading →

TV Fail

I’ve been a novelist since 2011, though my writing career began in 1988 with the publication of my first newspaper column. After that, I was a syndicated columnist and eventually became a frequent contributor to a number of state and national magazines. People have complimented me on my work and we often talk about the stories behind the stories, but today, a new phenomenon has arisen at signings and other book-related events. “When are they going to make your book(s) into a movie?” “When are Continue reading →