Rewrite: If I Could Have Three Wishes

August 27th, 2020 by

This is a rewrite of a short story I wrote thirty years ago. If I got to have three wishes, I wouldn’t wish for rubies, diamonds, or lots of money. My first wish to have a photo taken with right fielder Darryl Strawberry of the New York Mets. What about the remaining wishes? Let me […]

Nighttime Break in & Sly’s Cat Game in a Girl’s Bedroom

August 20th, 2020 by

I walk down a sidewalk past many stores not far from my home. The air feels cool against me as it blows gently in a breeze. Clearing the stores I come to a reservation I have been to a thousand times. The surroundings all around me are spectacular as I walk through a cleared path […]

Between Two Worlds: Scott’s Story Part 2

April 12th, 2021 by

Scott sits in his driveway unable to get out of his car. He is aware that ten minutes quickly going on eleven have passed on the dashboard clock since his arrival to his home. Inside of his house Scott knows his wife is simultaneously plating food and ordering their three kids to stop fidgeting, poking,...

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Story Time Warp: If I had Three Wishes

July 12th, 2017 by

  If a genie from a lamp offered me three wishes, I wouldn’t wish for lots of money.  I’d wish for something really neat like having my picture taken with my favorite New York Mets player, right fielder Darryl Strawberry .  Or being successful like my Dad who is an insurance agent or being less...

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Little Red Riding Hood: Wolf

April 13th, 2017 by

    “My rights got violated not once but twice,” sputters a wolf his eyes ablaze. “My rights got violated not one but twice. You have to help me get these bastards! “Sir I would like to help you, but I need you to get your emotions under better control first, please take some deep breaths...

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Sly: Night time Shenanigans

February 16th, 2017 by

  The air feels cool as it blows gently against me during an evening walk.  Within moments  I arrive at a park I have been to many times before.  I head for the Barnes path, my favorite spot and where I have taken meditative walks. All is quiet except for the leaves and tree branches...

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Hanzel and Gretal: The Witch’s Side

February 2nd, 2017 by

    My plan was perfect I’d target the sweet tooth of a child with the aroma of candy and gingerbread cake.  A combination a kid with an empty or full stomach can’t resist.   And all unsuspecting of his or her fate to become part of my gingerbread and candy house. It is easy for me to...

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Meeting King Richard III

December 22nd, 2016 by

  Meeting King Richard III…in the afterlife A gentleman with neatly trimmed black hair and circle beard; wearing a tailored dark gray suite with faint light grey stripes steps out of thick fog to greet what he believes is another “Richard III enthusiast.” Until the twentieth century he rarely dealt with anyone and then Richard’s...

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Lily & The Lion :Anti Fairy Tale

December 8th, 2016 by

  My name is Lily and I am here to tell you the fairy tale life is terrible. Here is why, years  ago when I was a young, around the holidays my Father, a wealthy merchant asked my sisters and I what gifts we wanted. My Father easily obtained the diamonds and the pearls  for...

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Solution

September 29th, 2016 by

  Solution: Part 3 of Radio Waves A 191 days later Othi Xouqphon and his sister Baitair Dang stare at an illuminated light bulb, an ancient device, adopted by their Kind as one of the symbols for solution.  Within moments the light bulb disappears. In its place appears a black square with a round blue and silver-colored button....

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Breakthrough: Part 2 of Radio Waves

September 22nd, 2016 by

  221 days later – A breakthrough   Othi Xouqphon is lost in thought when suddenly a musical scale fills the Still Liquid around him.  It comes from an application in his laptop computer that he uses to receive e-mail messages.  Othi Xouqphon scrambles to located it in the Still Liquid.  His Quantum computer is...

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Radio Waves

September 15th, 2016 by

  An electromagnetic waves oscillate in front of scientist and technician Othi Xouphon’ eyes. A repeated pattern of high and low pressure that emits a hissing and static sounds.  Only instead of creating  images that Othi Xouqfon and his Kind can understand these sound waves remain as they are. However, this does not mean Othi Xouqfon ...

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