Ted changed the smoke detector batteries the night Daylight Saving Time took effect. He was chucking the used batteries in the drawer they used to collect e-waste for recycling when he noticed the old flip phone. He decided to charge it so his son could play with it. As with all things electronic, it drew … Continue reading Flip Phone
Ben was torn. He wanted his parents and his younger brother to leave this cramped room so he could settle into his half of the dorm before his new roommate returned. He was excited to check out the campus with some of the other kids he’d seen talking to each other behind half-opened doors as … Continue reading Dorm room
“You have a lovely home, Dr. Michaels,” Karen said as she stepped into the hallway. “Please call me Judith. Dr. Michaels is for the office. By the way, how is it going with the smoking, any more cravings?” Karen assured her she felt completely over the habit, as Judith ushered her into the sunken living … Continue reading You Will Like My Son
[Non-fiction today. I'll get back to my stories next week] I had an argument with my husband this morning about his response to the first draft of something I wrote. He was being honest, those are his words, questioning why I expanded on a perfectly good short story. I think he thought he was complimenting … Continue reading Honesty
[Postcard] Dear Lisa, This has got to be the worst of all the days, as evidensed by the fact I am writing you a POST CARD because there is no wifi in this gd place. Do you see the number of stairs? Look at that and hold your breath while you count to 5,000 and you will still not truly understand how freaking boared I am.