Missed Part 1? Read it HERE. Micky slipped his key into the hotel room door as Delphia was stifling her giggles next to him. She had never been inside such a nice place before. It was right on the boardwalk with a view of the ocean. She couldn’t resist taking a peek, especially when the … Continue reading A Strange Date: part 2
Micky O. pulled his car to the side of the road and looked out along the lawns of the cemetery. He recognized the usual signs of a pauper’s burial. The basic pine box. The lack of attendants except two and not even a priest, but a young deacon stumbling over his scripture. There was a … Continue reading A Strange Date: part 1
Dads are known for their great advice. These are a few things I’ve learned along the way, whether he was intentionally teaching me or not. Black Walnuts are very slow growing trees, especially when you run them over with the riding lawn mower. Don’t pull anyone’s finger…EVER. Keep an extra smile in your pocket. … Continue reading Valuable Lessons Learned From Dad
Caroline woke with sweat on her brow and the rushing sound of a summer storm in her ears. The curtains on the windows blew sporadically from the tumultuous wind. The fan sitting on bureau had spun to a halt. Lightning flashed. Caroline winced, her stomach contracted painfully. It was a few minutes before she could … Continue reading A Harrowing Walk
Cylus and Vern returned to the Farm after another successful and uneventful delivery. Vern was still a bit tipsy when Cylus woke him. “We’re here,” Cylus growled. Vern rubbed the sleep from his eyes and sat up. He looked around the farmyard with his eyes squinted against the sun. They got out of the truck … Continue reading An Errand for Cylus
It’s my birthday this week and I don’t find myself as excited about the prospect anymore. It’s not just the getting older thing or the vanity of possible wrinkles and gray hair. But seriously, what do birthdays mean as an adult? I don’t get excited about having a room full of people sing a poorly … Continue reading Ack! It’s my birthday!
Delphia sat perched on a spindly chair in the dark, her knees pulled up to her chest. Still awake dressed in only a slip. She stared out the window and chewed on her nails pensively as the rain poured down. She shot a glance at the lumpy shape of her mother on the bed. Then … Continue reading A Rainy Night
Micky O. sat on edge of a wooden bunk in a dank, subterranean jail cell. He was still dressed in his black funeral suit. The jacket and vest were unbuttoned and the collar was loose. A bruise was blooming on his cheekbone. He was apprehensive, his foot tapping with impatience. This wasn’t his first arrest, … Continue reading An Offer for Micky O.
The headlights created a halo of light on the road. Trees thrust their limbs into the edge of visibility. The road was rough. Dirt and gravel. They were a long way from anywhere, on their way to somewhere. Cylus stared at his white knuckles as he gripped the steering wheel. He was very tired and … Continue reading A Long Drive
“I’m more worried about Mom than you Dad. You have no problem making decisions.”