Stories and Essays

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

Tide Pod Challenge

Tide Pod Challenge

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

YouTube – Quantity, Not Quality

Today, I received a notice from YouTube that small creators will no longer be compensated. Here is my response.
I wasn't driving!

I Wasn’t Driving

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!"
Christmas Eve Grocery Shopping Nightmare

Christmas Eve Grocery Shopping Nightmare

The insanity. I know better. I plotted. I planned. But, I failed. I needed three critical items so I was grocery shopping on Christmas Eve.
Late Delivery

A Late Delivery: Christmas 1988

A very old story - The actual letter I sent my sister for Christmas 1988 in my best attempt to explain why a late delivery meant her present was delayed.
Middle Name Club

Middle Name Club

My father thought it would be cool to go through life using your middle name. So, he did it. Not to himself. To me. I am D. Kirk Wall.

Harry Truman Saved My Life

Two chance encounters epitomize the meaning of Veterans Day - a soldier crossing Omaha beach and another who said Harry Truman saved his life.

Mystical Talking Jack-O’-Lantern

A magical thing happened every Halloween in my neighborhood – a talking jack-o'-lantern conversed with neighborhood children.
Internet Down

Internet Down

Working from home in a secluded, beautiful location sounds wonderful - until you discover your connection with the outside world is gone. Internet Down.
I Speak Southern

I Speak Southern

When the times call for it, I can speak Southern - a thick, syrupy, not understood by those from outside the South Southern.
Puerto Rico and Hurricane Maria

Puerto Rico and Hurricane Maria

September 14, 1989 – Hurricane Hugo slammed into the Northeastern corner of Puerto Rico with hurricane force winds of 125 miles per hour, caused wide spread flooding, killing 12, leaving 28,000 people homeless, and destroying economically critical banana and coffee crops. September 20, 2017 – Hurricane Maria, with sustained winds of 155 miles per hour…
Making The Grade

Making The Grade

For several years, I taught an Introduction to Accounting course at a major university where I witnessed students going to extremes to make the grade.
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