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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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COMING IN FALL 2022

Bruce Rettig has signed a contract with Homebound Publications and his book will be published in autumn of 2022. This work of nonfiction recounts the years Rettig worked as a merchant marine in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, one of the most remote destinations in the world and home to the largest oilfield in North America.

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.

Time to Reboot

Time to Reboot

IT'S BEEN A WHILE since I’ve posted. Life has meandered through a Twilight Zone stretch and plenty has happened, that’s for sure. It’s high time to get back in the saddle (cliché accepted), grapple with the past, assess the present and take a glimpse at the future. In...

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Seas of Isolation

Seas of Isolation

SELF-ISOLATION: those words are now locked into our everyday vocabulary, a result of the coronavirus pandemic of 2020. The world is slowly re-opening for business, but for how long is anyone’s guess. Although face-to-face meetings are still avoided, communication...

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The Day The Earth Stood Still

The Day The Earth Stood Still

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...

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