Category Archives: Fiction and Humor

No One Can Know

In 2019, I joined a 12 stories in 12 months challenge. Each month we are given a prompt and a word count and we build our stories from there. This is my first story. The prompt was “no one can know” and the word count is 1500. I’m tempted to point out all the things […]

Is It Racist? – Ice Cream

Is there anything more wholesome than ice cream? I can’t think of anything. It’s a wonderful food. Sure, it’s not health food, but as treats go, it’s the best. I can’t think of anything wrong with it. Except. . . Of course, there had to be an except. That except is the fact that while […]

Is It Racist? – Chicken

What if I told you there were two foods you could choose from? One is flavorful, juicy, full of umami and relatively inexpensive. The other is similar, but less flavorful, less juicy, has less umami and is relatively more expensive. It seems like an easy choice, the first one is the one to choose. I’m […]

Apples: A Discussion

I consider myself a man of fine taste. I watch good television, I dress and groom well (since August, anyway), and I only choose the best foods to enter the temple of my body. Imagine my surprise then when I saw the following headline screaming across Facebook: “Good Riddance to the Red Delicious, an Apple […]

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 […]