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.
Changes of Altitude, Changes of Attitude SONGS CONTINUED to stick in my head like one of numerous annoying pebbles that popped into my boot about every mile along the Whitney Trail. I Want to Take you Higher by Sly Stone had been replaced by 99 Bottles of Beer as I...
It begins with a carpet of yellow across the forest floor, then the autumn colors soon flow into groves of aspens. The days are getting shorter and the mornings colder. A sense of urgency sets in—a moment of refocusing on all the summer tasks that had been scheduled...
The Legacy of Ken Saro-Wiwa Born October 10, 1941, Ken Saro-Wiwa dedicated his life to environmental activism in Nigeria. Saro-Wiwa, one of Africa’s leading literary figures, authored children’s books, novels, plays, poetry, and writings that focused on...
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