Category Archives: Short Stories

Short Stories I have written

A CLOSE ENCOUNTER

My wife had just been taken back by a Pain Clinic nurse, who had assured me that the procedure would be on schedule, and they would be back in forty-five minutes or so. Aha, I thought, time enough to write … Continue reading

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THE CARD GAME

            The names in this report have been changed because not one is an innocent. They called their weekly gathering the Kiddy Kard Club, and the group meets every Friday to play bridge at the community center. Sam had been … Continue reading

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AUNT ELVIE

She and Ollie moved in next door when I was about ten or eleven in the summer after fourth grade. All of us kids called her Aunt Elvie. I don’t think she was kin to any of us, and I … Continue reading

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MAIZEE’S CAFE -3

I got to Maizee’s Café yesterday for the morning coffee marathon with the guys, and they were already telling each other, Rush says this and Sean Hannity says that. All of it parroted the right wing political thinking, “”hurrah for … Continue reading

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MIDLIFE CHANGE-2

It was too hot Monday for most people to be drinking coffee, but our guys meet at Maizee’s Cafe every weekday, come rain or shine, or hotter than blue blazes. Maizee’s coffee was always fresh, not reheated like some places … Continue reading

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MID-LIFE CHANGE

“It was in maybe 1967 or ‘68, I think, when it began to happen.” That was the way Wilbur would start his stories, maybe a story about last week or about fifty years ago, just slow and easy. We all … Continue reading

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REDNECK’S CHRISTMAS LETTER

Hi, Y’all, It’s good yer hearin from me and the missus agin’ this Christmastime. We hope yer gonna have a good time celebrating yerselfs. The whole buncha us is getting together for this vacation time for eatin and drinkin. We … Continue reading

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