Friday Drabble: Waiting

A drabble is a very short story of exactly 100 words. Feel free to join in and write your own drabbles on Fridays and tag them with “friday drabble” and on Twitter with the hashtag #fridaydrabble. This one goes out to all the fathers of daughters out there. Waiting They’d come for her about an hour ago.…

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Blogshorts, Day 10

Happy Hour Remember being a teen sitting in your friend’s attic, drinking shots of gin and listening to Led Zeppelin? Maybe it would seem classier if we’d called them very dry martinis. This is part of  Blogshorts: 30 stories, 30 days, 30 words.

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Time Machine

Yesterday, I read that Doug Fieger, lead singer and songwriter for The Knack (and "My Sharona" fame) died from cancer.  And it really bummed me out — and I wasn't sure why.  I mean, The Knack has one good album.  One. But, in the summer of 1979, I was 13 years old (going on 14)…

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QotD: High School Romance, Or Not

What was the best date you went on in high school? This seems like one of those stories that I should probably keep to myself, but the QotD shook loose a memory and so, here we go. Of course, being a giant nerd, I did not have many good dating experiences in high school. In…

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The Strangest Book I Have Ever Read

For Christmas, The Beloved gave me a copy of the book “Only Revolutions” by writer Mark Z. Danielewski.  I’ve been reading it for the last couple of weeks, a little at a time. It’s a book that needs to be digested. The plot is an American classic: two teenagers find each other, fall in love…

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