493: Waiting

“You will find them out back, gathering firewood.” I went out back. Nobody was there. I looked behind a tree. There was a root. I looked behind a boulder. There was a rock. I sat down on the rock, and waited. As I waited, the sun set. It was very beautiful. I spent a long…

384: There’s Something Wrong With My Shoe

“There’s something wrong with my shoe.” “Blast it! Of course there’s something wring with your shoe!” “What do you mean?” “Just get it fixed already, and don’t bother about what I mean.” “I’m trying.” “Try harder.” “No, I mean, I’m really trying. Honestly.” “Honestly, fonestly. As soon as we get on the road you give…

379: I’m Not Buying It!

“I’m not buying it!” Alicia put down the giant pizza cutter, and glared at the store manager. $32 was too much to spend on a pizza cutter. “I’m just the messenger,” the store manager replied. Throwing up her hands. Alicia thought it was entirely outrageous. She marched down the street. At the next store she…

295: The Shopping Trip

“I’m sorry, did you say something?” Frederica hadn’t been on a shopping trip in months, and was annoyed by her husband’s frequent interjections. Her husband didn’t like shopping, and normally wouldn’t accompany her on these excursion. But since this was a socially distanced shopping trip. Which meant that she was stuck at home browsing Amazon…

285: I Can’t Find My Sock!

I can’t find my sock! I can find one of my socks, but not both of them. I have been searching all day for my other sock. It’s most inconvenient. I had to put on my left foot into my shoe without the benefit of a sock. I could have used the sock on my…

264: Looking for More

Chestelberg Missouri has occasionally been referred to as a sleepy little town. When Oscar DeMartini drove into town, on a Thursday, that was certainly his impression. Honestly, Oscar didn’t care whether it was a sleepy town or not. Oscar was in the middle of a four month soul searching road trip across America, and he…

242: The Invisibility Cloak

It begins with an invisibility cloak. It always begins with an invisibility cloak. James was walking in the market one day when he came across. He felt the light, airy texture with his fingers. He turned it over in his hands. On the back of it was a tag which read, “made in China.” He…

202: A Safe and Convenient Face-Mask

Health conscious consumers across the nation who are tired of the inconveniences associated with traditional style face-masks now have the perfect solution: the open concept face-mask. These convenient and easy to use masks have caught on like wildfire, and online retailers across the country are scrambling to keep up with demand. “We completed sold out…

193: The Wal-Mart Connection

The Muppets sing a song about rainbows, but it occurs to me that rainbows are not the only thing that brings us all together.  The Wal-Mart Connection Why do so many Of us go to Wal-Mart? And what is it we want to buy? Cookies and raisins Perhaps toilet paper Are some of the things…