Stories, Essays and Commentary

A portrait leads to a college student’s identity crisis. Opposing lawyers fall in love. Unwanted charity. These are some of my storylines. Then there are my essays on subjects as diverse as a visit to my childhood home, plans for eternity at a celebrated cemetery, remembrance of a cat, continuity in language, and so on. The larger themes of my stories and essays include belonging and estrangement, awareness and self-delusion, society and disability. These are serious subjects, but there’s almost always a place for humor.

About Me

Photograph of Adrian Spratt
I practiced law for twenty years (mostly in consumer protection) before turning to my original ambition to do creative writing. On this website, I present samples of my fiction, memoirs and essays, and I regularly post current examples of all three literary forms to my blog.

Tips for Using this Website


On this homepage, you’ll find links to the six most recent blog posts. For a list of the most recent 25 posts, click on the "Blog" link. The "Stories" link takes you to samples of my fiction and also a memoir excerpt. The "Essays" link takes you to samples of my work in that genre.

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