Author Archives: vanyieck

About vanyieck

There is nothing about me that is more interesting than you. I am a man. I have a wife and family. I have a career. I have two dogs. I

Dirty Wifi and the Tennis Strategy

Ian bumbled into the tennis club with a coffee in his hand and sleep in his eyes. Waiting on the court was Wayne, his friend and opponent for their ten o’clock match. “Rough night?” asked Wayne. “I’d hate to think … Continue reading

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The Pretentious Bean Café

Sitting in the frenetic neighbourhood Pretentious Bean Café, Stella noticed a well dressed man enter. He was tall and elegant with slightly greying hair. Stella followed him with her eyes as he browsed the merchandise by the pick up counter. … Continue reading

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Return of the Dancing Cowboy

Clive burst through the front door of the apartment. “It’s that time of year,” he announced. “For your annual shower?” asked Julie. “No,” said Clive. “A new hairstyle?” Clive gave Julie a scowl. “Know what? Forget it.” Julie laughed. “I’m … Continue reading

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Hope Through Tennis

When Lilith walked into the family room, she was stunned by what she discovered. “Why are you watching tennis? You hate tennis,” she said. “That’s not true,” said Vernon. “In the eight years I’ve known you, I have never even … Continue reading

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The Big Three

Carter swallowed a mouthful of his mom’s tuna casserole, set his fork down beside his plate and declared, “Mom, dad. I’ve decided to become a politician.” Carter’s mom burst into tears. “I raised you better than that.” His dad remained … Continue reading

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A Tough Education

Distractions for a lifeguard are many. The echos of children splashing in the pool, for instance, rarely allowed Trevor an opportunity to think. Not to mention the constant need to protect the little cretins from drowning. Oh well, thought Trevor, … Continue reading

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Question of the Day

If we are the most informed society in history, why do we act like we have no idea what we’re doing?

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