Memories Out of Season

Alan's haunting novel of the AIDS epidemic, As If Death Summoned, was released on World AIDS Day, December 1, 2020, and has won the Foreword INDIES LGBT Book of the Year Award. Watch the book trailer here. Read the reviews here.
















Spent Saturday evening at the family property on Lake Merwin with my brother Gary
and sister(in-law) Kris .

Soup and salad and then a game of Scrabble as the mountain glowed in the north and
the harvest moon rose orange in the northeast.

Kris trounced us once again in a series of humiliating defeats. To be expected.
It’s in her genes. She comes from a long line of ardent and ruthless Scrabble players
who honed their skills over generations. I'd never played cut-throat Scrabble
before meeting Kris and her family. They're from the small town of Elgin in eastern Oregon, so, like, what else was there for them to do?

And I thought of all the Scrabble games the three
of us have played together over some 40+ years…

Rich memories, savory soup, huge harvest moon.
Perfect evening.







[First posted: October 23, 2013]



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