Review: The Process of Getting Ice Cream at a Cutesy Little Artisan Shop in a Small Town

Pros: All the charm in the world existed within the ice cream shop. The front parlor was maybe 20 feet wide and 6 feet deep with tables to the south side in a 10x10 area. The tables were full of children excitedly eating scoops of Cherry Hills Cherry-bonanza ice cream. The shop’s counter presented 12 … Continue reading Review: The Process of Getting Ice Cream at a Cutesy Little Artisan Shop in a Small Town

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A Miracle at Amie’s Restaurant

Another red envelope fell from the mailbox. The rent was well beyond due now. Amie sighed just as she had done last month and the month before that. The restaurant needed a miracle. She went inside, pushing the door against a bell that signaled customers were coming in or going out. The bell was silent … Continue reading A Miracle at Amie’s Restaurant

Archives: Carter and the Will

I drove for six hours today. My wife was in and out of sleep in the passenger seat of the car. The kids were asleep for two hours, talked for thirty minutes, and then went to play on their tablets because staring at the splendor of the countryside of Wyoming is awe-inspiring for a good … Continue reading Archives: Carter and the Will

Sample Size

“Doctor, we need a bigger sample group than this to get any real value from the study,” said Wyl, the project engineer for Doctor Yosa’s latest experiment. “There aren’t any other samples. This is all there are,” Doctor Yosa said. “Then why are we doing this? Why do we need to study this group if … Continue reading Sample Size

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

Beta Testing

“Just present it as is, there’s no time left,” Delia ordered. “It’s not working! There’s nothing to present! This should predict lifespans with 90% accuracy. It doesn’t. How am I supposed to present that?” Jenkins asked. The project needed another three months to pan out properly.  Both people in the room knew they had 30 … Continue reading Beta Testing

Chapter 19

Of "The Volcano's Revenge" I knew it was illegal, probably immoral, but parking in front of the fire hydrant was all I could do. I had to get upstairs before the ritual was complete. I figured I could tell the firefighters I had just saved the world and my car was a worthy sacrifice. I … Continue reading Chapter 19