Short Stories

Christmas Eve Grocery Shopping Nightmare

Christmas Eve Grocery Shopping Nightmare

December 20, 2017 |

The insanity. I know better. I plotted. I planned. But, I failed. I needed three critical items so I was grocery shopping on Christmas Eve.

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Late Delivery

A Late Delivery: Christmas 1988

December 13, 2017 |

A very old story – The actual letter I sent my sister for Christmas 1988 in my best attempt to explain why a late delivery meant her present was delayed.

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Middle Name Club

Middle Name Club

December 6, 2017 |

My father thought it would be cool to go through life using your middle name. So, he did it. Not to himself. To me. I am D. Kirk Wall.

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Harry Truman Saved My Life

November 8, 2017 |

Two chance encounters epitomize the meaning of Veterans Day – a soldier crossing Omaha beach and another who said Harry Truman saved his life.

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Mystical Talking Jack-O’-Lantern

October 26, 2017 |

A magical thing happened every Halloween in my neighborhood – a talking jack-o’-lantern conversed with neighborhood children.

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Internet Down

Internet Down

October 19, 2017 |

Working from home in a secluded, beautiful location sounds wonderful – until you discover your connection with the outside world is gone. Internet Down.

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I Speak Southern

I Speak Southern

October 5, 2017 |

When the times call for it, I can speak Southern – a thick, syrupy, not understood by those from outside the South Southern.

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Puerto Rico and Hurricane Maria

Puerto Rico and Hurricane Maria

September 21, 2017 |

September 14, 1989 – Hurricane Hugo slammed into the Northeastern corner of Puerto Rico with hurricane force winds of 125 miles per hour, caused wide spread flooding, killing 12, leaving 28,000 people homeless, and destroying economically critical banana and coffee crops. September 20, 2017 – Hurricane Maria, with sustained winds of 155 miles per hour…

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Making The Grade

Making The Grade

September 13, 2017 |

For several years, I taught an Introduction to Accounting course at a major university where I witnessed students going to extremes to make the grade.

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Hurricane Hugo Dawn - Courtesy of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/Department of Commerce

Hurricane Hugo Dawn

September 7, 2017 |

My best wishes and thoughts for everyone dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and facing the onslaught of Hurricane Irma. Mine is but a story of inconvenience and it pales in comparison. Friday, September 22, 1989 – The window glowed with the early light of dawn. Fearing I had overslept, I looked for the…

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Touring Mansions

Touring Mansions

August 28, 2017 |

Saturday evening, we were invited to an event in a local residence that turned into an unforgettable adventure touring mansions.

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Vampire Eclipse

August 21, 2017 |

The shadows stretched across the room as the skies darkened outside, barely illuminating the ancient coffin in the far corner. The lid cracked open, Mordis’ long fingers extending outward into the room. Wrapping his hand around the edge, he pushed the lid open, the hinges squealing in protest. The 300-year-old vampire sat up and looked carefully at the darkening skies outside of the window.  Comfortable that he…

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