Category Archives: short stories

The Seating Chart

Steve was wearing his hair slicked back and a bashful bow-tie, but trying to be cocky yet vulnerable. The main event was still fourteen minutes away according to the imposing atomic clock on the table and he was jumpy. No … Continue reading

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Blowing

     The Kid was afraid but he refused to admit it. He held tight to the wheel with both hands. Even years later he could not bring himself to admit it. That would be the same as conceding defeat. … Continue reading

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Banh Mi Me My Marching Shoes

The lowdown creepy enemy, after marching up the hill for what had to feel like a hellish eternity, finally arrived. They were not us. They started out lower down. We were better. I felt prepared to skirmish in their prosaic … Continue reading

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Banh Mi Me By Chance

      The robot who mops my floors was sending out soprano signals of distress like some whiny wuss. I did not want to appear to be a bad guy again who routinely exploits the help like an entitled … Continue reading

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Banh Mi Me Above The Rim

     HHUMH Thee Tawny Owl caught me in an awkward position when he returned from his annual jaunt to the the highest point in California, Mt. Whitney, where a who’s who of high level raptors elevate, accelerate, bypass, and … Continue reading

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Banh Mi Me On The Battlefield

      The sniveling last gasp counterrevolution against freedom to smoke weed and ingest edibles in California came to a boil behind closed doors in central Rancho Mirage when smoke and stink from oily extracts clogged the unmarked aisles … Continue reading

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Banh Mi Me By Surprise

     The next time I met with the Unpaid Internet Content Provider after escaping from my ordeal in the prickly desert while he was taking personal time off to wantonly frolic in the lush green forest of the Santa … Continue reading

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Banh Mi Me One For The Road

     The timely addition to the campaign of the Unpaid Internet Content Provider was proving to be a great boon to the chimes of freedom resonating throughout the land of gold and grain prior to the most important event … Continue reading

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Banh Mi Me In The Dark

     The astral-traveling beavers, Berton and Burton, were having barrels of belly laughs inside their intricate lodge located above and below Fall Creek in the Santa Cruz Mountains after the rain stopped. They had been having fun during and … Continue reading

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Replacement Parts

     The line bending on a curve was going nowhere. That included me, though for sincere personal reasons I felt sure I stood out. The beige robots had planned it that way and they had planned it well. Nothing … Continue reading

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