When Ben and his friends notice an old man staring at their children in the splash park, he decides a confrontation is in order. But the old man has his reasons, and those reasons will resonate with you.
Utterly unapologetic, Eddie stands fuming outside in the bitter cold while his son, wife, and in-laws sit silently at the dinner table, surrounding a cold turkey. How did such woeful events occur on Thanksgiving Day? Click the player below, Podbean, or Amazon Music to find out! Or, if you prefer to read, check it out in Happy, Sad, Funny, Mad.
If you like poker, and you like catchphrases, and you like severe discomfort, “Gunsmoke’s All-In” is for you. Listen at Podbean, Amazon Music, or by using the player below. Read “Gunsmoke’s All-In” along with many, many other short stories in Happy, Sad, Funny, Mad.
The shower is a sensory experience, one that can elicit memories both good … and bad. Listen to “Chubby Tummy” at Podbean, Amazon Music, or by using the player below. Read “Chubby Tummy” along with many, many other short stories in Happy, Sad, Funny, Mad.
Who likes creepy clowns? “Swingin the Clown,” an unsettling story I wrote a few years ago, is now available in audio format at both Podbean and Amazon Music. You can also listen to it on the player below.
In this short story, Sadie peeks out the back window before going to bed. This night, though, a clown sits upon their swings. Against her husband’s wishes, she confronts the stranger. She will wish she hadn’t.
“Actual Reality” explores the idea of fact versus fiction and persona versus personality. Give it a listen at Podbean, Amazon Music, or by using the player below. I also welcome you to read it in my short story collection called Happy, Sad, Funny, Mad.