Ruthless G-Ma

April 23, 2024  :: 0 comments

Not long ago, I got this letter from my aunt. I’d like to share it with you. Dear Eddie, There have been big doings since I wrote last. We’ve had some gun violence and other forms of mayhem in town. And yes, your grandmother participated in some of it. People have taken to calling her Ruthless G-Ma. Given events, I …

That Heavy Burden

July 8, 2023  :: 1 comment

An increasing amount of sweat dripped into the scout’s eyes as he spied the enemy’s position on the ridge. As the sun rose higher in the sky, the temperature climbed. Hot or not, the weather be damned, this mission was life or death. He was their best scout, the one who could find a hole in the other side’s positions. …

Exhibit A

January 24, 2023  :: 0 comments

I don’t look like a murderer, do I? According to the State, I am. The newspapers think so. Those empty-headed anchors on the local evening news agree. As for social media, I can’t even. I know the cards are stacked against me. The killing happened last summer on the outdoor patio at the town’s favorite watering hole. I am not …

The Source of Your Pain

June 7, 2022  :: 0 comments

Gary Samson slammed the door behind him. He was upset and in pain as a result of what just happened. Stepping off the sidewalk in front of the building, he hustled to his car. Flinging the door open, he turned on the radio and looked in the rear view mirror. The reflection caused tears to run down his cheeks. Never …

Where Harry’s Buried

September 12, 2021  :: 1 comment

As the two women approached the cemetery, June said, “Hey, this sign here says No Trespassing, No Digging, No Rubbers. It looks like, around here, rubbers are banned from cemeteries.” “I know lots of guys who’ve left rubbers in cemeteries. Don’t worry about it.” Janette said. Looking at her, June said, “I’m pretty sure that’s not what the sign means.” Unfazed, …