A selection of various short stories.

Nov
27
2007

Fat Chance

This short story was originally published at hackwriters.com in October 2007.  Can’t you just feel the cynicism?     I was once on a reality TV show where the contestant who lost the most weight won the prize money.  I never saw so many fatties in one place making fools of themselves for a hundred […]

Nov
27
2007

The Other Twin

This short story was published at hackwriters.com in October 2007.  It is based almost entirely on a true story.   IT WAS 1968, a summer of love, and so it was with Martha and Odell.  They had three girls, the youngest at sixteen months, and another child on the way.  Back then, you didn’t know […]

Jul
09
2007

A Plate of Happiness

I WAS ONLY THERE for lunch but when I saw her for the first time, I knew there was a higher purpose.  She was wearing what all the other waitresses were, a pair of black slacks grayed from too many washings with a white dress shirt and pair of black shoes.  She was immaculate except […]

Jul
09
2007

Don’t Use The Kleenex

(They're for company)     MY DAD.  What a character.  He was full of these little gems of wisdom when I was growing up.  Hold a door open and you get … What are you trying to do, heat the outside? Or its summer counterpart, You trying to cool the outside?            Pinch […]

Jul
09
2007

The Cat

from an unpublished collection, Fireside Tales of Jamestown ——- An homage to the king of horror, Edgar Allen Poe ——-  I HAD A CAT ONCE, when I was young.  It was black as a moonless night in the country with snow white paws.  Sometimes, in the dark, you could only see it coming by the […]

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