Saturday Stories

Dirk’s Destiny

Dirk strode up the driveway, past the cat sunning itself in the front window, tail sweeping back and forth in slow motion like a conductor in a symphony only he could hear. On the porch, Dirk thumped the front door several times with his fist. He cocked his ear, listening for signs of life inside.… Continue reading Dirk’s Destiny

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Saturday Stories

Party of One

  Becky surveyed the table. All the same potluck foods lined up in a hodge-podge of a mess. Sweet and sour meatballs languished in crock pot nestled next to a platter of celery stuffed with cream cheese. Really? Who brings something like celery to a party? There really were other places Becky could be tonight.… Continue reading Party of One

Saturday Stories

Turtle Girl has a Friend

Turtle Girl has a friend. Turtle Girl and Peacock Boy have become friends. One day Peacock Boy tells Turtle Girl that he is no longer a peacock. “See, TG, I have this wig. I’m now a lion! You can address me as King because I am the new king of this zoo.” Turtle Girl asks,… Continue reading Turtle Girl has a Friend

Saturday Stories

When Mable had Enough

Stuff Richardson was a man who could look at you and make you feel like you were two cents and waiting for change. Mable followed his progress up the gravel road from the barn with that stupid chicken following him.  Her heart beat a rat-a-tat-tat rhythm against her rib cage. Steam from the soup she stirred… Continue reading When Mable had Enough