Wallace Chats with HR

"Wallace, we have to talk about your work over the last three weeks," Wallace's kind-hearted boss, Liza began the impromptu meeting. Wallace felt the conversation ahead was going to require something with an impact the coffee in his mug could not offer, but he was stuck in the meeting now. "Wally. Can I can you … Continue reading Wallace Chats with HR


People on the Highway

With the book promotion (free book right here!) going on, I thought perhaps now is time to get back into the series that started it all.  Ah, nostalgia. I took a new job about six months ago.  No longer working from home, I have taken to a regular commute.  I'm only on the road for … Continue reading People on the Highway

Getting Ready

"Clothes, shoes, coats, bags. Let's get going, gang!" Tyson Smith had said this sentence time and time again.  "You have five minutes." Two children, too young to really understand what 'time management' meant, ran about the house doing anything other than listen to their father.  Tyson was unsure if the children were purposely ignoring him, … Continue reading Getting Ready


Erik, Dale, and the Mine

Erik sat on  boulder. A wet, very pointy boulder.  He was not exactly thrilled with the way the day had gone. "Maybe if we turn back and try a right at the last intersection?" Dale offered his insight. Erik did not know if he wanted to reply.  When the two entered the old mine, Dale … Continue reading Erik, Dale, and the Mine


The Castle of Doefferlien

"Interesting tidbit about the Castle of Doefferlien.  Built in 6th century, it housed the royal Doeffer family.  Little is known of  the empire as it was only in existence for 70 years when neighboring clans united under a single ruler and ultimately ate the royal family," Sherry's voice trailed off.  She had tried so hard … Continue reading The Castle of Doefferlien


Lynn Hears the News

Lynn stepped out of the grocery store with the usual items in plastic bags she always felt guilty about using.  Bread, milk, eggs, some fruit and a pack of gum.  It was a normal day.  The sun shined above, birds tweeted in the tall oaks that surrounded the store and other shoppers gave awkward smiles … Continue reading Lynn Hears the News


Deck and Amy and the Cheese Party

"These hash browns taste like funnel cake," Deck said to Amy when their host was out of ear shot. "Pretend you're at a fair and deal with it.  We are out of here in half an hour," Amy said.  She stomped on Deck's foot for good measure. "I was almost kidnapped at a county fair once.  True … Continue reading Deck and Amy and the Cheese Party