Category Archives: fiction

Parental Investments

Eric smiled at the next customer to arrive at his StuffMart cash register. He immediately recognized the woman, especially since it was the fifth time he’d seen her this week. She was engulfed by three school aged children.   “I … Continue reading

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Halloween Haunted House

“A bunch of us are going to the Halloween Haunted House down by the park. Wanna come?” asked Jesse.   Brad shot him a skeptical look. “What kind is it?”   Jesse’s eyes lit up. “It’s awesome, it’s so realistic.” … Continue reading

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Frank Hates Malls

As much as Frank hated shopping, there were times he couldn’t avoid a trip to the mall. On this particular adventure, he was on the hunt for khaki pants. To minimize his shopping exposure, he intended to perform a surgical … Continue reading

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The Midlife Change

As they left Caffeination, their usual coffee spot, Louie took a sip if his coffee. Carly laughed at the ghastly expression on he made. “Life’s too short to drink lousy coffee,” complained Louie. He took another taste and cringed. “Why’d … Continue reading

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Good Advertising

On Saturday my daughter and I were watching the Notre Dame football game, when an ad came on screen. Most television ads for universities show picturesque panoramic views of their campuses, smiling, diverse faces of professors, students and alums, with … Continue reading

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Animal Testing

Gus shuffled his feet as he followed Andrea into the cosmetic shop. Going to the mall was bad enough, but following his girlfriend like a puppy dog was too much. His mind started to wander as she browsed through a … Continue reading

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A Legal Avocado

The Monday after returning from vacation, Colin sat at his desk, plowing through a mountain of email. Halfway through the morning, Toby popped his head over the cubicle wall.   “Did you know, in the French language, the masculine word … Continue reading

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