Category Archives: fiction

Swallowed by the Forest

Here’s the deal. You park in one of the lots in the foothills. You follow the trail from that spot up into the forest. You stay on the trail and when you come back down, you’re at the right parking … Continue reading

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Ant

The monster ants of summer are here. Most people who have trouble with ants get those tiny ones parading through the kitchen, but not me. Nope, I get these lone monsters who are big enough to carry off a shoe. … Continue reading

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The Canal

Every summer the canal ran full of dark brown water rushing through the center of town on the way to farms. I stood on the bridges and watched it with fascination. One morning I got off my bike, climbed down … Continue reading

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37

I just wanted to marinate some chicken thighs, maybe cook them on the George Foreman. But there were 37 different kinds of marinades on the grocery shelf and I was having a crisis of choice. Sweet, tangy, hot, traditional – … Continue reading

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Baby, Baby

“All she wants is for me to have a baby. She doesn’t even notice that I’m with you when we visit and not a man. Baby, baby, baby. It’s all she talks about.” I shook my head. “Look, she’s your … Continue reading

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A Master Plan

Ever since I was about 8 years old, I’ve had a master plan for my life. I started out perfect – high school, college, a job. The thing is, I couldn’t find the right person to marry. I was beginning … Continue reading

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At the Ranch

“Yeah, we took a motor home to the ranch. But we can’t start it because the kangaroo rats ate all the insulation off the wiring.” “Wow, who knew rats would do that?” “Well, everyone who lives out in that area … Continue reading

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I Flip My Hair

I bent down and flipped my hair, dragging my fingers through the tangles and hoping to defeat some of the curls. When I straightened, I did the same finger comb through it from the front. That would have to do. … Continue reading

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Competitive

Her competitive nature keeps her playing with me. I’m easy to beat so she wins a lot of the time. You might wonder why I keep playing with her if we are so mismatched. I’m not competitive. I play to … Continue reading

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The Water Cooler

I so seldom find real people in my personal life who share my taste in television. I have no real water cooler around which to discuss last night’s TV. So I’ve invented a virtual one. But last week at my … Continue reading

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