Strategy Meeting

"Team, it is brainstorming time." team lead Wilkins said to kick off the meeting. "I'm thinking of thunder," Jenkins, accounting lead, blurted out. "Not exactly what we're going for, Jenkins," Wilkins said, "what we need is-" "Fog," said Orson, IT lead, continued where Jenkins left off. "It is a figurative storm, folks." Wilkins was losing … Continue reading Strategy Meeting

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The Script

"What terror.  What dread.  There is not but one word to describe this horror that has befallen us.  Through the doors I did venture, but the Lovecraftian fear I feel now was not foreseen! No! No! I will not be party to this any longer!" Roger recited. "I don't think I can say that Dad," … Continue reading The Script

Clipper Ponders Quality

Clipper Newsome had lots of ideas.  Cast Iron Pan of the Month Club. Scented Pillows. LEGO welcome mats. South Pole Pool Inc. Famous Joeys (launched when Blossom ruled pop culture, it was a peer-reviewed science journal on kangaroos; very deceptive.) The Steampunk Sims. Hats for worms. None of Clipper's ideas were good, but they were plentiful.  In … Continue reading Clipper Ponders Quality

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

The Drop (A 100 Word Tale of Intrigue)

Only one thing was certain; cover was blown. Agent Higgins scrambled to gather what little could fit in his backpack before sprinting for a dead drop just a few block away.  He could only hope the bag of supplies and a new identity was still there. Every corner was met with suspicion, he looked over … Continue reading The Drop (A 100 Word Tale of Intrigue)

Phone Calls with Granny

A recent phone call with my mom: Phone rings. I answer. Me: Hey, Mom. Mom: Hi! Me: Let me get a few feet away from the children so I can hear you. Mom: OK! Children: Where you going, dad? Me: Talking to Granny. You guys want to say hi? Children, in unison: *Loudly detail everything … Continue reading Phone Calls with Granny

From the Archives: Fleeting Moments (in 100 Words)

I'm with my wife and kids on a road trip currently.  Kids cooped up, no where to go and only each other for for company that actually matters to them.  I'm hoping things go well.  This is a scheduled post, so hope and reality may be at odds right now. Those times when the kids … Continue reading From the Archives: Fleeting Moments (in 100 Words)