account_circle by Loraine Shields
Loraine Shields holds a B.A. in Literature from Reed College. In 2000 she received the James Kirkwood Prize in Creative Writing from UCLA Extension for her short story, "Giverny." In addition to short story writing, Loraine has acted in films and plays for twenty years. "The Good Life" is dedicated to the memory of her parents, Walter and Helen Shields.


The Good Life

Issue No. 52 ~ September, 2001

The Mah Jong Cafe was across the street from the Gulf. Even though it was late October, the sun was warm and the breeze sultry. The waves made little more than a lapping sound that was hard to hear through the passing traffic and the …