“I’m never doing this again.” Paul rubbed his hands together to circulate the blood. He cursed once, twice, thrice, swearing unprintable words about the bitter Philadelphia winter. “What’s the matter, huh? If you’re cold yur not workin’ hard enough,” Bob said, “Pick up the damn shovel and get back to it.” A fourth, fifth, sixth […]
I was in the dog park a few months ago with our little shit Darwin. He bolts around like a lightning bolt and tears up the turf underneath his toes when he chases a tennis ball. Or the other dogs. Or a squirrel. Pretty much anything. From above I heard a screech. I craned my […]
They might not die. It was hard for the crowds not to overreact when a nuclear missile had blown through all defensive protocols and was heading unerringly towards the airport. Like a madman Kevin ran around, asked for help, demanded information from the staff who still manned their stations like the band on board the […]
“You’ve gotta be shitting me.” Saint Peter shrugged his shoulders, “Those are the rules.” Oscar shook his head in disbelief. “If this is heaven,” he reasoned, then motioned towards the Pearly Gates, “And those are the Pearly Gates,” and in fact they were, “Then you’re Saint Peter.” Saint Peter tilted his head in acknowledgment, “But […]
The prologue of my upcoming work Cherry Ridge
Some people said Albert was particular, and others claimed him to be finicky, but his wife Janine always said that Albert simply had good taste.
Patty poured the heated water from the kettle to the basin and little Eric stripped off his jeans and his t-shirt and sat himself into the water. It was Saturday evening and that meant he needed a bath, and Patty made no small effort of reminding her youngest that tomorrow was a very important day, […]