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Imagination Conjuring Reality

D.K. Wall

Imagination Conjuring Reality

Short Stories

Of Mice and Men - The Eviction

Of Mice and Men: The Eviction

July 24, 2017 | 3

After battling mice in my grill for several years, I took desperate measures. And then I wondered about the mouse’s point of view.

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Seeing The Light

July 17, 2017 | 0

Changing light bulbs should be such a simple task, but nothing is simple when progressive eyeglasses and technology intervene.

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The Past Will Haunt You

July 10, 2017 | 2

The past will haunt you in many ways, especially if you have to clean out decades of storage boxes that you haven’t opened in years.

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Frenetic Fireworks Finale

July 3, 2017 | 0

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 moreFrenetic Fireworks Finale

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Tall Boys Play Basketball

Tall Boys Play Basketball

June 26, 2017 | 1

Everyone assumes tall boys play basketball, which can be a real challenge for tall boys who lack any natural talent for the game.

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Long Distance Trouble

June 19, 2017 | 3

The dreaded full name shouted by your parents. You could hear it anywhere in the neighborhood and knew that you were in long distance trouble.

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Language Skills

The Fun of Language Skills

June 12, 2017 | 2

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 moreThe Fun of Language Skills

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Enthusiastic Airline Gate Agent

June 5, 2017 | 2

Frequent fliers know how refreshing an enthusiastic airline gate agent can be. Unfortunately, this agent was a little too enthusiastic.

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Culturally Appropriate Dinner Party Menu

Culturally Appropriate Dinner Party Menu

May 29, 2017 | 4

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 moreCulturally Appropriate Dinner Party Menu

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Magic 8 Ball

Magic 8 Ball

May 22, 2017 | 0

The Magic 8 Ball saw a future I wasn’t expecting – the possibility of a run in with the TSA at the airport because of a slight liquid rule.

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Nutcracker And The Decapitated Angel

May 15, 2017 | 1

Last Monday, I shared some mishaps that I have had as a flyman – the person on a stage responsible for flying scenery, props, and even people on or off a stage. This week, I share one of my favorite stage stories – the beautiful, heartwarming Christmas classic ballet, The Nutcracker, and how a decapitated … Read moreNutcracker And The Decapitated Angel

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Flymen, Maypoles and Burning Witches

May 8, 2017 | 2

What do Flymen, Maypoles, and Burning Witches have in common? More than you might think when I am working on a stage crew.

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