For the next generation to discover

“This aging stuff is fascinating,” the aging man said to his companion. “It’s like I’m slowly melting. Everything is falling apart or congealing into a tub of goo, and my mind sees it all happening and is powerless to change the inevitable.” “You could exercise, lose weight, wrap your aching joints, take an aspirin,” hisContinue reading “For the next generation to discover”

Who killed the quick brown fox

The quick brown fox jumped. The lazy dog was having none of that. She snapped at the air and nipped the fox’s tail. “Hey!” said the fox. “That’s not the drill.” “It is now,” growled the dog. “You don’t understand. ‘The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog.’ That’s tradition. That’s how it works.Continue reading “Who killed the quick brown fox”

Random scene: Can’t trust those sleeping dogs

“Well, you know what they say,” he said. “Sleeping dogs lie.” She rolled her eyes. “That’s not what they say.” “I’m pretty sure it is.” “OK, fine,” she said. “So who’s the sleeping dog in this scenario?” “It’s pretty obvious, don’t you think?” “If it was obvious, I wouldn’t be asking.”

Just wait until you meet her

I do not expect this scene to appear in any of the books I’m writing about Jeep Thompson, but the moment sprang from a daydream about Jeep’s formative years. I hope it will pique your interest for that hopefully-inevitable time when you finally meet her. “Your daughter is reckless and disobedient,” the teacher said.  “Oh,Continue reading “Just wait until you meet her”