The Writer

by Barry Basden

Lately he wanted to write about love, its joys and desperation, emotions real enough to make readers wince. At dinner he tried explaining this to his wife, but suddenly she leaned forward. "I prefer my honesty one on one. You write because it's safer." Tears welled in her eyes. "Yes," he said carefully, "lots safer."


Barry Basden lives in Texas. He is coauthor of "Crack! and Thump: With a Combat Infantry Officer in World War II."