Wind howled over the mountain ridge as snow and sleet pummeled the ground. Most animals burrowed in their dens, tucked away from the threat, leaving the night quiet except for the raging storm. Exhausted and freezing, Isaac spied smoke curling from a fireplace in the distance, a family hunkered in a warm house safe from … Read moreOf Mice and Men: The EvictionRead 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 moreFrenetic 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 moreThe 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 moreCulturally Appropriate Dinner Party MenuRead The Short Story Now
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 AngelRead The Short Story Now
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