Short Stories

Short vignettes about the world around me though my imagination "remembers" things differently.

Osprey's Tail Tale

Osprey’s Tail Tale

October 6, 2020 |

A completely true (except for the parts I made up) tale about an Osprey’s tail that brought up some blinding memories.

Road Rage

Road Rage

September 2, 2020 |

Our peaceful morning walk was shattered by the shouts and taunts from a passing vehicle—a moment of unbridled road rage.

Crappy Little Short Story

A Crappy Little Short Story

January 8, 2020 |

This is not a literary masterpiece. It’s a crappy little short story. A tale of rainy weather, dog walking, and the necessary output from those efforts.

please and thank you

Please and Thank You

October 9, 2019 |

A simple good morning, hello, please, and thank you make strangers smile at each other. Wouldn’t the world be great if we did more of that?

Murrells Inlet Sunrise

Change of Scenery

August 7, 2019 |

The simplest explanation why we are leaving Maggie Valley and moving to Murrells Inlet is a change of scenery. The complete truth is more complex.

Running on Empty

Running On Empty

July 12, 2019 |

Rural highways, small towns, a big funeral, and lots of crops, but no service stations in sight and I was running on empty.

Black Magic

Black Magic

December 19, 2018 |

How do you create black magic in the middle of the night? Two dogs, two rabbits, a bright flashlight, a social media post, and an evil overlord.

Cave Entrapment

Cave Entrapment Of The Minor Kind

July 11, 2018 |

The heroic rescue of the boys in Thailand sparked the memory of my own spelunking experience which included a cave entrapment of the minor kind.

Eyes Wide Open Title

Eyes Wide Open

June 18, 2018 |

The middle of the night. A dark bedroom. My sleep disturbed. I find myself clutching the covers with my eyes wide open. Oh, the horror.

Brad And His Date

Brad And His Date

April 9, 2018 |

A wink-and-a-smile charming young man, Brad was a scoundrel. A mostly true tale of Brad and his date on a sidewalk in Folly Beach, South Carolina.

Tide Pod Challenge

Tide Pod Challenge

January 24, 2018 |

The Tide Pod Challenge is the latest teenage craze sweeping social media. Good thing we weren’t that stupid as kids. Or were we?

I wasn't driving!

I Wasn’t Driving

January 9, 2018 |

SHORT STORY – Law Enforcement Officers have a most challenging job, but sometimes their stories have great levity – such as this one with the protest, “I wasn’t driving!”

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