Mr. Piper’s Lament

June 8, 2013  :: 0 comments

As kids, most of us listened to nursery rhymes; as adults, many of have read nursery rhymes to our own children or grandchildren. But seldom do those verses show the nursery rhyme parents. To remedy that oversight, here’s a brief look at one parent. “Say there. Piper. I haven’t seen you at the bus stop for about a week now. …

A Pint Short of a Full Load

January 7, 2012  :: 0 comments

Howard watched the plum-colored liquid drip into the bag. Slowly. Slowly. He’d seen hourglasses drain more quickly. At this rate his blood would be obsolete before it even left his body. What was most infuriating about the tedious process of waiting for the bag to fill with his blood was knowing that it would still be several minutes before that …