One of my favorite stories is one sentence long:
Seeing solitary mountain lions up close, on four separate occasions, made me feel that those experiences were intensely special. Watching those slinky bodies, hearing the whisper soft step of feline feet, and feeling the goosebumps that rolled down my neck and back like raindrops sizzling on a wildfire, I felt there were important things that needed people's attention, but not everyone had first-hand access to these things. I believe in giving people access--through stories which describe and explain and interpret. And I believe people want stories that are real to them, and vivid.
Here are some of the tales I've told: