Stories and Essays

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

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.

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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?

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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.

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

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The most grueling non-writing part of my author launch is now officially done – the dreaded headshot of my authorly countenance.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Has your inbox been overflowing with Privacy Policies lately? I updated mine, too, but I thought my first draft was much better. Hope you enjoy the Privacy Policy I Wish I Had Used.

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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.

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

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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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