A young Parisian painter dies but lives on (and changes destinies) from inside a painted snuffbox.
When a football coach questions the masculinity of his team's Indian mascot, his two sons take corrective action. (Full 1-hour broadcast)
The town vagabond, feeling restless, tries to recapture the glory of his vanished youth.
A teenager dabbling with Christian fundamentalism sets out to convert his stepfather.
Just a few of the stories I wrote for the NPR program Theme and Variations back at the turn of the millennium. These are the original broadcasts from 12-15 years ago. The stories take on a variety of themes: displacement, resurrection, love and hate. Some of the stories are a bit sentimental, others are okay. One or two are pretty good.
Selected Short Fiction
For 60 years, a love story has been buried beneath a lake. Now that lake is being drained, giving an aged suitor one last chance to recapture the memory of young love.
W I L L E V E R E T T writer producer traveler
for four-part men's chorus
Music by Joseph Martin
Lyrics by Will Everett
Hal Leonard Publications - View it here