Mad About Mars

I just can’t believe we’re going to Mars. Aren’t you excited? We’ve been watching the coverage of this ever since the first shuttle brought tourists 10 years ago.  Of course, we, that’s my husband Marty and me, waited to make sure it was safe…and when we could get a reasonable Groupon rate.  No, we aren’tContinue reading “Mad About Mars”

Deception at the Copa

My name is Rico Bonacucci. And yes, that’s my real name.  I know, do you like my diamond? Those scumsucking nurses didn’t want to let me keep it on in here, but I told them what for. I am not a man of many words, but I wanted to set the story straight before IContinue reading “Deception at the Copa”

Experiment Breakdown

Darla was dreading the bachelorette party of her younger sister Dede. Several years apart, the sisters couldn’t be further from each other in every way. Darla was an introverted scientist who based her life like a series of chess moves, all based in science, probability and fact. Dede was the extreme opposite as she movedContinue reading “Experiment Breakdown”

The Perfect Crime

It was the perfect crime. Now, I didn’t come to it easily. I’ve never done anything wrong in my life. I don’t even jaywalk; guess there is a little larceny in everyone. But I really had no choice. I need to explain that right up front. I lost my job as a bank underwriter inContinue reading “The Perfect Crime”

Scramble

I saw a pile of Scrabble tiles in a Facebook picture recently on my 5 minute social media break, otherwise known as my bathroom break, and thought, what if you could turn up the tiles you wanted in life, instead of the random ones you pull out of the bag. If you have you everContinue reading “Scramble”

Steps

There are step programs for everything in life today to cure what physically or mentally ails you. After all, you have to take one step at a time to get anywhere. But despite all the dead spouse support group jargon absorbed and subsequently regurgitated over the last nine months, Melissa still had no idea whatContinue reading “Steps”

There’s a Light

After a summer bonfire, newly coupled teens Josh and Sandy found themselves walking hand-in-hand on the moonlight beach in front of the old Jacob mansion on the hill. “I bet I can hit one of those windows,” Josh picked up a rock and lifted his arm. “No, please don’t,” Sandy pleaded. “That mansion has aContinue reading “There’s a Light”

Home

Our room did have a small electric heater, and we used hot stone water bottles in the big bed at night.  My sister and I shared this room in our small rowhouse flat. It was an old drafty building, so my parents gave us the top floor room. The rising heat made it the warmestContinue reading “Home”

Reboot and Say Yes to Fun!

“Work, you damn computer!” Katherine pounded on the keys of her laptop in frustration.  It was a year Katherine thought she would never see.  In one year the pyramid of her life tumbled one block at a time.  A twenty-year marriage, a cheating husband, a failed business she loved and now the last straw, aContinue reading “Reboot and Say Yes to Fun!”

Echoes in Time

From photographs and slides to digital, preservation efforts often past memories to be technologically updated, providing opportunities for different views. Although I’ve flipped through photos in scrapbooks and albums numerous times before, but television viewing afforded the possibly for a room full of people to view the same photograph at the same time. And theContinue reading “Echoes in Time”