Lunch Hour Characters – Road

Road is traveling. How's it going? Let's find out... in haiku form. Two kids in backseat. Between them, snacks uneaten. Hangry passengers. Dusk approaching fast. Sun sets and blinds the driver Road kill everywhere. Popular question: Who in this car just farted?! Giggles for hours. I spy with my eye Something that starts with a … Continue reading Lunch Hour Characters – Road

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Must Haves – Road Trip Games

The road trip. Once a cherished tradition is now mostly a carbon creating guilt trip full of poor LTE coverage and plenty of downloaded movies. However, when you have to be somewhere and you don't have to fly, hopping into a car and hitting the highway is pretty nice. I remember games of slugbug and … Continue reading Must Haves – Road Trip Games

Danny Against the Grass

Danny started at the grass. For generations this spot had been viewed with suspicion and fear. That would end today. "Danny, what's with the gas can and the lighter?" Danny ignored the question posed to her by Hank. The two had known each other long enough that she felt he already knew the answer. "Can … Continue reading Danny Against the Grass

A Bonding Moment

"Excellent. Excellent, yes," Jonah said, gleefully. He began rushing around the lab. "This is an excellent opportunity. We can prove your superiority. This challenge the community has put before you, before us, is going to change the world. Yes, yes. Quite a day." "Dad, it's not-" Junior tried to say. "The entirety of my life … Continue reading A Bonding Moment

Interview with a Monster

"I'm 10 o'clock news anchor Javier Del Rio, and tonight my guest is Twister, the monster who just after finish picking up a mess and turn around, makes an even bigger mess resulting in you muttering obscenities under your breath," Javier introduced the segment. "Yes, and thank you so much for having me, Javier! I … Continue reading Interview with a Monster

Quint’s Silent Steps

"My phone is still in there,"  Quint said, horrified. Gwen stared, mimicking the new father's face, "You. Did. Not." "I can save this.  In and out." Quint was pretty sure of his ability to remain silent. Gwen's confidence in him was low, but that was attributable to lack of sleep and caffeine.  "You move like a … Continue reading Quint’s Silent Steps