Category Archives: Stories

The View From 90 Degrees

She has the intoxicating candor of a woman deeply in love with someone who notices her as scarcely as she notices you. You see her in profile, because she never quite looks at you. And so you see the face … Continue reading

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Sometimes A Peacock Just Falls In Your Lap

I quit my job on Friday and life is already getting more interesting. Technically I only put my two-weeks notice in, but already I feel my mindset shifting. I feel able to start thinking about writing again, and to take … Continue reading

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My Adventures In The Drug Business

Last night I joined the drug trade. …in my dreams. I’ve been watching Better Call Saul, and I guess it’s dripping into my subconscious. As the dream starts, I’m sitting in a movie theater, watching Movie (title, stars, and plot … Continue reading

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Shopping Among the Virus

It’s 9:30 at night, and I’m grocery shopping. It’s my first real shopping trip since the coronavirus panic started to flare up here in the midwestern US. I’m not sure what to expect, other than a dearth of toilet paper. … Continue reading

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A Heartwarming Holiday Tale

(I write a short piece every month for my library’s internal newsletter. This is what happens when the end of the month comes and I realize I haven’t come up with anything yet.) A Heartwarming Holiday Tale Once upon a time, … Continue reading

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Should Old Archenemies Be Forgot

DC Comics is celebrating the 75th anniversary of Batman this month. Here’s a short story in honor of three quarters of a century of the masked crusader and his colorful cast of villains. *     *     * … Continue reading

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How The Times Have Changed Since We Were Lowercase

Uppercase L sat in her lobby, doing laundry and making lemon lasagna while she waited for her husband I to come home from his optometry practice. Her daughter, lowercase l, crept into the room as quietly as she could. “Hey, … Continue reading

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