Adversary – May 7, 2021

–Animal cruelty. True-to-life profanity.1 Violence. Photo by Pixabay on [Buzz]2 Um. What?  What?! [Buzz] A fly.“A friggin fly!”Must’ve come in from the garage. [Buzz] Where did I put that flyswatter?Kitchen.  In the kitchen, idiot.“Ah. There it is.”Okay got the swatter.  Bet the booger is gone now. That’s okay. Leaves me in peace. … [Buzz]Continue reading “Adversary – May 7, 2021”

Setting the Record Straight – May 6, 2021

Many tales are told today to children in the manner of Aesop1, to impart morality, common sense, and understanding of the ways of the world.  These tales fail their purpose.  Miserably.  They paint life innocuously.  In colors not true to real life.  Life has bumps and bruises.  Nicks and scrapes.  Life comes with portions ofContinue reading “Setting the Record Straight – May 6, 2021”

Leth Try Thith Again – May 5, 2021

“Um, excuse me, sir.” “Yeth?” “This garden screen fabric?” “Yeth?” “Looks like it’s all one piece.  Is it?” “Themeleth.” “What?” “Ith themeleth.” “You mean it has no themes?” “Are you making fun of me?” “What?” “My lithp?” “What’s wrong with your lips?” “Not lipth.  Lithp.” “I’m sorry.  I don’t understand.” “Thith impediment. Had it allContinue reading “Leth Try Thith Again – May 5, 2021”

Radio Babble – May 1, 2021

First, a word from our sponsor [Bright organ music…] ZipFast [End organ, cue soft whirring sounds…] Now back to regular programming XBR1      LA 8,(COMP1)               LA 7,(COMP2)              LMJ 11,FORT1              SSC 3              JNC RET5              LR 14,ADDR              TNE 14,2              JPE RECOMP              AA 14,2              J $+2RET5      SR 15,CALC7 [Cue ominous organ, stalling on final chord…] Inconclusive WhenContinue reading “Radio Babble – May 1, 2021”

Flashback? – April 29, 2021

Here’s a little mind tease. Something of a few mental deep-knee bends.  For those of you in a hurry, the story is only two-hundred words.  For you dictaphobes, that’d be 200 words.  True to habit, my afterthought is a mite verbose.  Comparatively. —                Flashback “I’ll take this, please.  It’s a beauty.” “Just one apple?”Continue reading “Flashback? – April 29, 2021”

Fashionistas – 2021-04-22

Kiddies this is a semi-rant. NSFW for innuendo, language, and politics. — I know this will torque some jaws.  I don’t care. (Big surprise, huh?) Gonna stand on a soapbox for a bit to complain of a pretentious and disgusting habit (or fashion trend) now considered all the rage.  Not sure which is dumber, theContinue reading “Fashionistas – 2021-04-22”

Odds & Ends – April 20, 2021

Technically, it’s not cheating. Trying to break back into normal habits perhaps a week early, that is, to get into regular posting before completing the last of several out-of-pocket adventures1, I told myself I’d have to get a blog at least drafted before I went outside today to play. Much as I want to fire-upContinue reading “Odds & Ends – April 20, 2021”

Kiss-off – April 19, 2021

A bit of Flash Fiction, coming in at a nickle and change, easy-peasy. “I think I owe you dinner.” The vaguely familiar voice on the phone was no more a clue to who the caller was than the local number on the screen when the phone chirped.  More out of wariness and stubbornness than toContinue reading “Kiss-off – April 19, 2021”

Circumstances – March 29, 2021

Um, long short flash. Fiction. Purely fiction. Been out of town for about thirty years. Really out of town.  Out of state. Out of the country.  Long enough if I didn’t have friends in high places, I’d have had serious problems getting back into the country. Long enough I’d learned an exotic new language. LearnedContinue reading “Circumstances – March 29, 2021”