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.
I'VE BEEN FEELING NOSTALGIC LATELY. It’s not often we have to deal with a worldwide pandemic. Everyone handles it in different ways, and over the past few days I find myself reflecting back to old 50s and 60s sci-fi movies. The plots for many of these films hinge on...
IT'S EASY TO GET LOST in the wasteland of research. Having worked in tourism marketing for over thirty years, and presently tackling a new writing project with an opening scene set in 1950’s Las Vegas, I tried my best not to get sucked into the fallout of atomic test...
THE WHALE SURFACED AND EXHALED, creating a spout that shot upward into the morning fog. We trekked along a trail following the coastline as the large sea mammal swam and fed within stretches of rich kelp forests. Stopping at bluffs providing closer vantage points, my...
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