This is one of my first published Flash Stories. My friend drew the picture to go along with it. And yes, it really happened. I don’t have to make stuff up! ——————————————– Apartment Business Emma had forgotten to buy beer for Fred for the last time. “Bam!” A bullet rushed through the barrel of the … More Apartment Business
On Wednesday night we decided to get the REAL Moose Tracks: the one that had melted down my shirt and onto my shoes last year. We drove to the Ice Cream stand, only to discover that the line of people looked to be waiting for a Disney ride. There were 80 people on line for ice … More In Search of Moose Tracks
This is an old saying of mine; for those times when life is so insane, that I feel that I am standing on quicksand: “I can’t find the floor!” We are re-painting the inside of the house. We are hoping to put the house on the market soon. We are downsizing–but we might move to … More I can’t find the floor!
So off we go into the Blizzard, in our boring white rental car. The trip was estimated, by our good friend Mapquest, to take 3 hours and 15 minutes. Our friend Mapquest does not account for bathroom breaks, icy road conditions, construction, or stopping to get coffee because the road has become a blur. The … More Last weeks journey – part 2
I came out of the library to the parking lot yesterday, to find my car blocked in. A guy(the Jump-er) had his car parked crosswise in back of my car, and he had jumper cables connected to a big-*ss truck that was blocking the roadway to get out. I didn’t have to be anywhere until … More Got any jumper cables?
[Say that three times fast.] In second grade our teacher had us create a grocery store and learn the value of money. We were told to bring in empty boxes, such as oatmeal and cereal boxes, and some empty washed-out milk containers. The teacher had some cans that were specially made, with no ingredients inside … More Second Grade School Store
It’s that time of year. Every January in the North East, we get about 10 days were the temperature plummets. We are here. Clothing is not so much about what “looks” good these days. A hat that flattens my hair, then makes it stand up straight like Kramer-head? (sometimes referred to as “hat head”…)If it covers my ears, … More Dressing like a Canadian, and other random thoughts
The festivities of the holidays are over–the relatives have been visited, food has been consumed in huge quantities, eggnog has been inhaled, and presents exchanged and re-gifted. We now return to our normally scheduled life. I have noticed that every January–no matter how well planned December was-January is a squeeze! It’s supposed to be a New … More The January Squeeze
I had a job interview for a Computer Programmer position for a Health Care Software Company in June 1996. I picked out my best beige suit and drove the hour to the office. I met Mike at the doorway. He was a pleasant fellow, 38 years old. He led me to a conference room, where … More Job Interview: A conversation I will always remember