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

Prepare and Protect

Seven years ago Hans stared at the newborn in his arms and held back tears. His son rested with his eyes closed and wore a hand knitted miniature cap to keep his bald head warm.  It was the most wonderful moment of Hans' life. "I am going to protect you from and prepare you for … Continue reading Prepare and Protect


Halloween fast approaching the family went shopping To the department store for some costume aisle hopping! The kids bounced around and saw Star Wars and Rangers PJ Masks, Teen Turtles and Titans, a unicorn and a hot dog too So many choices! They talked in raised voices! The parents kept back and whispered and joked … Continue reading Overheard

Chore Time Surprises

Like every day, this one started far too early.  Sebastian had chores to complete, work to prep for and kids to help ready for their own adventures.  Morning turned to afternoon, afternoon to early evening and the family had reassembled for dinner, chores and pre-sleep activities. The main activity being cleaning.  Sebastian wanted his children … Continue reading Chore Time Surprises