The Moments That Changed Everything

Part One "Hurdles, but with bear traps," Marvin said to no one in particular while eating cereal in front of the tv. "Are you just really bad at Jeopardy! right now or do you have an idea?" Hugh asked. The roommates often blurted out ideas, but this one was more bizarre than usual. "That's how we … Continue reading The Moments That Changed Everything

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Movie Trailers of Middling Quality

Interior of some type of militarized, steel sailing vessel- Character one, grizzled commando type, gruff voice, obviously tired of this stuff: It never ends! Newbie, heart of gold, wrong place wrong time situation: We can't give up now! Character one: But they know our every move. Scientist, glasses hanging off the nose, red strobe lights … Continue reading Movie Trailers of Middling Quality

People on the Highway

August drives are unique.  The weather is still hot as could be, the days are only slightly shorter than in July, and the windshields remain covered in bugs, but all the same it feels like fall outside.  As the drives are unique, so are the others on the road. Today's Tale: Good Enough   Toyota … Continue reading People on the Highway

The Grocery List

Panic was all Montgomery Rutherford felt at this moment.  He could recall no greater stressful moment, and he grew up with a ridiculous name. He tried to send a text for assistance.  No service. He asked a clerk for assistance. No reply. He even bothered an elderly shopper. No polite words exchanged. He feared the … Continue reading The Grocery List

Fortune Telling at the Community Center

Good evening, class. Welcome to the community center's for-fun learning program's offering of Fortune Telling for the Interested. I am Riker Timnath, predictor of the future extraordinaire. Let me tell you, we have some neat stuff coming up. I know, because, again, I'm a fortune teller extraordinaire.  For example, three of you will be really, … Continue reading Fortune Telling at the Community Center

Must Haves: Cursed Tomb

I think about death often. The result of cubicle life. While I have no intention of being buried (this fine-lookin' corpse is being donated to the incredibly broad concept of science), I would still like a tomb. I spent too much studying ancient Egypt (read: watching Brendan Frazier's The Mummy series) to think that a … Continue reading Must Haves: Cursed Tomb

The Day Job Journal

Week 6. Journal, I think I'm settling in.  It generally takes 90 days for an employee to get a groove (and eight months to be effective, so I'll coast until month nine when people start expecting me to know what I'm doing). Here I am in half that time knocking it out of the park! … Continue reading The Day Job Journal