From The Town Records of Shadow River

From the public records of the town of Shadow River. Permit Hearing Township of Shadow RIver Date: August 12, 2017 Permit Seeker - Rufus Cornwall Permit Sought: Backyard Dig Site Mayor Wainwright (MW): Rufus, buddy, you're after a dig permit correct? Rufus Cornwall (RC): That's right, Melanie.  I've been denied in the past, but now … Continue reading From The Town Records of Shadow River


Common Conversations with My Toddler

Me: Let's get some music going, eh? Alexa, play Murder By Death. Toddler: Alexa, play Murder by Poop! Toddler - laughs uncontrollably and oddly goose like Me, stifling laughter: Dude, that's not how we interact with the robot. Alexa: I cannot help you that. Toddler: Alexa, play poop playlist! - continues excited goose laughter - … Continue reading Common Conversations with My Toddler

The Hotel of the Future Today

"This is supposed to be the fanciest, most future-focused hotel in the city. We can figure this out," Qwin said, frustrated. "Ask the system where our room is," Rosa said. Again. "Last time I asked the robot just laughed at me and said we were getting warmer.  The building's AI is mocking us!" Qwin wanted … Continue reading The Hotel of the Future Today


Remember That Band?

In 1994, it was hard to escape the big beat and pop heat of the supergroup Sprinkle Shop.  Their infectious tracks were viral before viral was part of the cultural lexicon.  One record sold millions of copies and changed the world.  But a second record never happened.  Fans begged and pleaded, but eventually stopped saying … Continue reading Remember That Band?


Horses and Game Shows

Weird way to spend a day This is quite hard to say The rain soaked all the hay The horses ran so far away We aren't farmers, this I know The horses came from a game show I went to town, yes I did go I won a raffle, and, well, sooooooo I am quite lucky … Continue reading Horses and Game Shows


A Kingdom Of Iron and Chipped Paint

The ruler surveyed her land.  Toil, hardship, bloodshed; all part of her glorious rise to the throne.  Songs were sung, stories were told, poems were...slammed? The ruler would decide the proper verb later.  It was her land now, her people. There remained only one threat to the throne now.  One shiny and all too clean … Continue reading A Kingdom Of Iron and Chipped Paint



New house. New dusty corners, new creaking floorboards; all the fun and excitement of a change of pace was not lost on new homeowner Mack Winslow. Far too much of that fun and excitement included moving poorly labeled and even more poorly organized boxes from one room to another for a week after moving in. … Continue reading Ghost