Attack of the Mosquitoes

Trail in Newport State Park

  How to entertain a 16-year-old? That’s the question that faced me last summer. Middle Grandson had come to visit, and I determined to make sure he enjoyed himself. One sunny morning we decided a…

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The Secrets of the Mud Room Part 2


This week I’ve got the conclusion of The Secrets of the Mud Room. Enjoy! The neighbor kids had their own ideas. When we were small, their thoughts centered on toys. One thought she kept all…

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The Secrets of the Mud Room Part 1


This week I’m sharing with you the first installment of a short story I wrote for my writer’s group. They got a chuckle out of it. Hope you do, too! The Secrets of the Mud…

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About Face


  Here’s a short piece I wrote in response to the prompt “About face.” I’m beginning to think this could be the start of a novel. What do you think? About Face Jenny never could…

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Misperceptions


    A short story about a family argument that started because one person’s perception of the other was wrong. The argument started simply enough. “Now don’t be mad at me,” she said. You know…

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Mischief Part 2


Last week I shared Part 1 of “Mischief.” Read on for the conclusion: Karen’s roommate Judy was incensed over the way Jeff had treated Karen. He’d even been talking marriage, then came up with a…

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Another Bright Idea Part 2


Part 2. If you missed Part 1, you can find it here. This time, I was sure we’d have no problems. “Ben, just do it. The sooner you start, the sooner we’ll be done.” He…

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The Secret Ingredient


Ever wonder just what they put in your food? Here’s a piece of short fiction based on a piece of trivia I learned researching something else. Enjoy! Larry wanted to tour a cheese factory. I…

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A Tile Tale


Just for fun, here’s a short story with a moral I wrote. Enjoy! A Tile Tale Once upon a time there was a young man named Alexei. He had a problem. He couldn’t find a…

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It Was a Picnic


Having been accused of writing depressing short stories, I tried one with a happy ending. What do you think? Or should I stick to the sad stuff? It was a picnic. Or at least that’s…

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