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.
For some, the miscarried are always remembered … and always loved. Listen to “The Miscarried” at Podbean, Amazon Music, or by clicking the player below. You can also read “The Miscarried” in Happy, Sad, Funny, Mad.
In these troubled times, would we even recognize a hero if one walked among us? Such is the premise of “The One True.” Part social commentary, part magical realism, this is a story that will resonate deeply. Listen at Podbean, Amazon Music, or by clicking the player below. You can also read it in my short story collection called Happy, Sad, Funny, Mad.
Hannah Cane has taken the underground competitive thumb wrestling world by storm. Her intellect, improvisation, and unrelenting willpower plays a role in defeating her opponents with such efficiency that she’s been nicknamed “The Machine.” At the championship match, however, she’s accused of fraudulence. Is there any way an average sized woman could somehow cheat her way to victory against men twice her size? Find out the answer by listening at Podbean, Amazon Music, the player below, or read it in my short story collection titled 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.