Category Archives: Fiction and Humor

Nothing To Talk About

At the beginning of this month, I decided to state publicly that I was going to post something every day for the month.  I created an obligation for myself.  Unfortunately, today was a complete nothing of a day.  I’ve been racking my brains all day trying to think of something to write about and I’ve […]

The Twelve Gifts of Christmas

Every year, PNC calculates what they call the Christmas Price Index.  Basically it is the amount of money it would cost to buy all of the gifts in the song “The Twelve Days of Christmas”.  This year, the total is $34,558.65.  That’s a 0.6% increase over last year.  If find the number interesting in a […]

The Best Christmas Gift Ever

“Ho, ho, ho, it’s that time of year again,” Santa said.  It was one month until Christmas.  “Time to start matching the Nice List with the Wish List.” An elf named Whinny placed two giant books on Santa’s desk.  Santa opened the one to his left and said, “Let’s see.  Ah!  I knew it, ho, ho.  […]

Bad Poetry Day

Today, August 18th, is Bad Poetry Day.  Apparently, it’s a day for people who don’t do poetry to give it a go.  I don’t do poetry as a rule.  But, I did write and publish a poem a few years ago.  Bad Poetry Day got me reminiscing. When I say I don’t do poetry, I […]

A Small Change To Make Everyone Happier

I think we’ve been living with a mistake, but I don’t know who to go to so that it will get corrected.  Look at this: ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ.  Do you see it?  It’s near the end.  It’s the X and the Y.  They should be flipped around. It’s crazy, right?  This is something so basic we learn […]

A Way of Life

I. One thing Sarah hates about Todd is that he’s always late. She’s been sitting at McKinney’s for half an hour. She’s watching a basketball game between Duke and Kentucky, not quite sure which team is which. A man with a neatly trimmed goatee and too much Calvin Klein is trying to explain the intricacies […]

Back, Into The Light (Part 1)

I’ve wanted to try writing fantasy again, and I’ve also wanted to write a serialized story. So here it is, my serialized fantasy story! Any feedback is greatly appreciated. Without further ado, onto Part 1! Back, Into The Light (Part 1) “Tell me a secret. Something you’ve never told anyone.” Even when he whispered, the gravelly heaviness […]

An Errand

Jack walked into the drug store not really remembering why he was there.  I really need to start writing stuff down, he thought.  I’m getting old, but he didn’t believe that was the reason.  He was only forty, still a little young for senility. She was at the counter again.  She was the best looking woman, or maybe girl, Jack had […]

Let That Go (Play Excerpt)

I was an idiot when I was 16. I talked like I knew everything, but I had no clue about 99.9999% of the world that existed outside of my small high school. I didn’t understand how to put myself in the shoes of people who weren’t like me- girls, gay students, and others that didn’t […]

RIP C. Martin Croker

I loved going over to my grandfather’s house when I was a kid. He’s 6’4″, and was this larger than life man who gave my brothers and I as much candy and toys as we could handle. To top it off, he had cable, a luxury that my family couldn’t afford. We would arrive at […]