Mowing is a pain in the ass. My dislike for mowing began early when my father insisted I mow the lawn. I protested about the unfairness of it all, but he pointed to the food I ate, the bed I slept in and the clothes I wore. He always fought dirty like that. I would grumble about how none of my friends were forced to … Read more Mowing Is A Pain In The AssRead The Short Story Now
Professional fireworks shows abound on Independence Day but are not accessible to Boy Scouts attending summer camp on July 4. To remedy that misfortune one year, four bored camp counselors – Caleb, Michael, Jacob, and David – launched some stashed fireworks to entertain the campers. Cheers greeted the few sparklers and Roman Candles, though the … Read more Frenetic Fireworks FinaleRead The Short Story Now
Don settled into his chair, tired from the long day. Annual meetings of location managers are an evil business necessity, a mixture of informative and dull, friendly and competitive, fun and excruciating. At least the big boss had picked an excellent Chinese restaurant for the evening’s meal, a chance to relax with the team. Except … Read more The Fun of Language SkillsRead The Short Story Now
Hosting dinner guests has always been complicated. What are their likes and dislikes? Does anyone have food allergies? Are they vegetarian or vegan? Last week, however, I discovered how complicated the world has become. I am only allowed to serve culturally appropriate meals. Not culturally appropriate for the guests. I can only prepare food that … Read more Culturally Appropriate Dinner Party MenuRead The Short Story Now
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