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Boo Who? A Short Story

October 30, 2021

Each first and last name etched in black on each plastic tombstone lit by purple lights on Stewart Pinsky’s Halloween display in his front yard represented a real person who lived on his block. “Not funny, Stewart,” Vera said. “I think it’s hilarious,” he said. “Take them down,” his wife said. “Not on your life,” […]

Eat Your Peas: A Short Story

October 26, 2021

A deluge of fourth-grade tears rolled with the ease of boulders cascading down a mudslide stricken slope – powerful, even deadly, if you knew what was to come. Even the kids in class who refused to cry, and they’re always a few of them, sat frozen in their seats either vowing revenge or simply panic-stricken […]

Bugging Out About Scranton

October 22, 2021

Soaring high above Scranton, Air Force One carrying President Joe Biden looked like a flying piss ant in the sky. Look at the picture of the plane I took Wednesday. Think for a moment about the infestation of publicly funded White House staffers about to land and tell me you don’t feel like bugs are […]

The Weekly Critter: A Short Story

October 13, 2021

Facing what remained of a chafed and grizzled newsroom staff, publisher and editor Ace King stood with hands on hips, a red and black silk club tie neatly knotted around his neck. Starched monogrammed French cuffs on a white shirt protruded about a half inch from the sleeves of an Italian black double-breasted suit with […]

No New Tricks: A Short Story

September 29, 2021

By the end of September only a few leaves on the mountain trees had changed. Deep orange, red and yellow hues excited Buck each year the seasons turned. You could count on the plentiful harvest colors appearing as sure as shooting. But the long walks in the woods with Petey were over. Crows still cried […]

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