Bruce Rettig is the author of literary short stories, creative non-fiction, essays, and flash fiction/nonfiction. His narrative nonfiction/memoir, “Refraction,” won first place at the 2018 San Francisco Writing Awards, first place at the 2017 Pacific Northwest Writers Association Literary Awards, and first place the 2017 International Chanticleer Book Awards. The piece is based on his years of working as a merchant marine in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, the shipping hub for the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. Many of his short stories have won awards, including the Peralta Press YK3 Contest for Best in Fiction, and an Honorable Mention in Glimmer Train’s Very Short Fiction contest. Bruce lives at South Lake Tahoe, California, writes in the early hours of the morning, and works full time at his advertising agency during the day. He enjoys living in the beauty of the high Sierra, exploring Nevada’s high mountain desert, and traveling the Pacific Northwest.
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Changing Tides Blog
Below are the most recent posts from the Changing Tides blog.
Blog posts are written by writer Bruce Rettig, and all comments are welcome.
We peered through the Port Townshend Shipwrights Co-op doorway, the smell of machinery and wood filling the cavernous building along with a chorus of power tools. “Come on in. You can see what’s going on from overhead.” One of the workers pointed to stairs...read more
There were no signs leading to our destination. We only knew that it was located about twenty miles from the Salton Sea, and cell service was spotty at best as we kept an eye on our GPS. We rolled into Slab City well after sunset, and driving unfamiliar dirt roads...read more
The dying lake faded into an eerie haze as we stood atop a layer of sun-bleached fish carcasses. The lack of wind and numbing silence only added to the surreal feeling of standing at the edge of the world, teetering toward an apocalyptic end of days. The springtime...read more
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