Christmas At the Golf Course – My December News and Views Short Story

Craig Gobel thought he had the golf course all to himself on Christmas day, so imagine his surprise when the biggest man he’d ever seen rolled up in a red golf cart decked out in silver sleigh bells.   

To read about Craig and his unusual fellow golfer, read “Christmas At the Golf Course,” my December short story found in both the Peoria and Bloomington editions of the free periodical, News and Views for the Young at Heart.

Bloomington News & Views for the Young at Heart is virtually at any Bloomington-Normal medical facility.  You can also pick it up at the following locations:

Suds Subaru
Busey Bank on Fort Jesse
Kroger on the corner of Landmark and Visa
Commerce Bank on the corner of Towanda and College
Tuffy Muffler on Vernon
Kmart behind Kep’s Restaurant on IAA Drive
Eastland Mall at the main door between JC Penny and Macy’s
Kroger on Oakland Avenue
Schnucks
Jewel-Osco on Veterans Parkway
Borders
Kroger on Main Street
Bloomington Public Library on Olive Street
Drop Off Laundry on Main Street, across from Kroger

Or, if you live in the Peoria area, get your copy at:

CVS Pharmacies
Borders at the Shoppes at Grand Prairie
Save-a-Lot grocery store in Peoria Heights
Hospital lobbies
Barnato Pharmacy at Cub Foods in Peoria
KMart in Morton
Methodist Atrium Building in Peoria
Peoria Heights Library

The Peoria edition is also in most doctors’ offices and pharmacies in Pekin, Morton, Chillicothe, Lacon, Farmington, Canton, East Peoria, and Eureka.

If you have any comments about “Christmas At the Golf Course,” feel free to get in touch at scottwilliamfoley@gmail.com.

“Cold Turkey” – My November News and Views Short Story

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.  But how did such woeful events come to pass on Thanksgiving Day?

To discover that answer, read “Cold Turkey,” my November short story found in both the Peoria and Bloomington editions of the free periodical, News and Views for the Young at Heart.

Bloomington News & Views for the Young at Heart is virtually at any Bloomington-Normal medical facility.  You can also pick it up at the following locations:

Suds Subaru
Busey Bank on Fort Jesse
Kroger on the corner of Landmark and Visa
Commerce Bank on the corner of Towanda and College
Tuffy Muffler on Vernon
Kmart behind Kep’s Restaurant on IAA Drive
Eastland Mall at the main door between JC Penny and Macy’s
Kroger on Oakland Avenue
Schnucks
Jewel-Osco on Veterans Parkway
Borders
Kroger on Main Street
Bloomington Public Library on Olive Street
Drop Off Laundry on Main Street, across from Kroger

Or, if you live in the Peoria area, get your copy at:

CVS Pharmacies
Borders at the Shoppes at Grand Prairie
Save-a-Lot grocery store in Peoria Heights
Hospital lobbies
Barnato Pharmacy at Cub Foods in Peoria
KMart in Morton
Methodist Atrium Building in Peoria
Peoria Heights Library

The Peoria edition is also in most doctors’ offices and pharmacies in Pekin, Morton, Chillicothe, Lacon, Farmington, Canton, East Peoria, and Eureka.

The title “Cold Turkey” has a triple meaning.  If you think you’ve figured out all three, email me at scottwilliamfoley@gmail.com.

“Over My Dead Body” – October News and Views For the Young At Heart Short Story

Preston, Jared, Reggie, and Dale thought they’d be the first to successfully pull a prank on their math teacher, Mr. Washington.  But when Mr. Washington catches them in the act, he runs down his front porch, takes a terrible tumble upon his front walk, and doesn’t get up.  The boys soon discover their Halloween prank won’t be unraveling as planned.   

To find out what happens to Mr. Washington and the boys, read “Over My Dead Body,” my short story found in both the Peoria and Bloomington editions of the free periodical, News and Views for the Young at Heart.

Bloomington News & Views for the Young at Heart is virtually at any Bloomington-Normal medical facility.  You can also pick it up at the following locations:

Suds Subaru on the corner of Fort Jesse and Towanda
Busey Bank on Fort Jesse
Kroger on the corner of Landmark and Visa
Commerce Bank on the corner of Towanda and College
Tuffy Muffler on Vernon
Kmart behind Kep’s Restaurant on IAA Drive
Eastland Mall at the main door between JC Penny and Macy’s
Kroger on Oakland Avenue
Schnucks
Jewel-Osco on Veterans Parkway
Borders bookstore
Kroger on Main Street
Bloomington Public Library on Olive Street
Drop Off Laundry on Main Street, across from Kroger

Or, if you live in the Peoria area, get your copy at:

CVS Pharmacies
Borders bookstore at the Shoppes at Grand Prairie
Save-a-Lot grocery store in Peoria Heights
Hospital lobbies
Barnato Pharmacy at Cub Foods in Peoria
KMart in Morton
Methodist Atrium Building in Peoria
Peoria Heights Library

The Peoria edition is also in most doctors’ offices and pharmacies in Pekin, Morton, Chillicothe, Lacon, Farmington, Canton, East Peoria, and Eureka.

I had a great time writing my Halloween story, “Over My Dead Body,” and if you want to share your thoughts on it, contact me at scottwilliamfoley@gmail.com.

“Faces Unknown” – My September News and Views Short Story

Lois loves company, and it’s a good thing, because she’s always got a room full of visitors!  But when Angelica Black enters the party, Lois is disturbed that she can’t put her finger on how she knows the woman, especially because Angelica doesn’t seem to recognize anyone surrounding her.  But just who is this Angelica Black, why has she come to visit Lois, and what is Angelica’s relationship to the only child in the room – a pouting, little girl?   

You can discover the answers to these questions by reading “Faces Unknown,” my short story found in both the Peoria and Bloomington editions of the free periodical, News and Views for the Young at Heart.

Bloomington News & Views for the Young at Heart is virtually at any Bloomington-Normal medical facility.  You can also pick it up at the following locations:

Suds Subaru on the corner of Fort Jesse and Towanda
Busey Bank on Fort Jesse
Kroger on the corner of Landmark and Visa
Commerce Bank on the corner of Towanda and College
Tuffy Muffler on Vernon
Kmart behind Kep’s Restaurant on IAA Drive
Eastland Mall at the main door between JC Penny and Macy’s
Kroger on Oakland Avenue
Schnucks
Jewel-Osco on Veterans Parkway
Borders bookstore
Kroger on Main Street
Bloomington Public Library on Olive Street
Drop Off Laundry on Main Street, across from Kroger

Or, if you live in the Peoria area, get your copy at:

CVS Pharmacies
Borders bookstore at the Shoppes at Grand Prairie
Save-a-Lot grocery store in Peoria Heights
Hospital lobbies
Barnato Pharmacy at Cub Foods in Peoria
KMart in Morton
Methodist Atrium Building in Peoria
Peoria Heights Library

The Peoria edition is also in most doctors’ offices and pharmacies in Pekin, Morton, Chillicothe, Lacon, Farmington, Canton, East Peoria, and Eureka.

I’m especially proud of “Faces Unknown,” so if you want to share your thoughts on it, contact me at scottwilliamfoley@gmail.com.

Zest For Life Expo ’08 Appearance

I’m very pleased to announce that I’ll give a ten minute motivational talk on publishing your story (fiction or otherwise) before a book signing during the Zest for Life Expo at the Peoria Civic Center.

I’ll also have a booth during the two-day convention for signing books as well.

Hope you can come see me and take part in this exciting 50+ lifestyle extravaganza organized by Limelight Communications.

Information

What:         
Zest for Life Retirement Expo ’08

Where
:       
Peoria Civic Center

When
:        
September 26:  10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
September 27:  10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Motivational Talk
:         
September 26:  6:00 p.m.
September 27:  11:30 a.m.

Website
:
http://www.zesteez.com/

“Shady Smitty No More” – My August News and Views Short Story

When Curtis Cole finds himself in a part of the countryside he hasn’t visited in years, he can’t wait to revisit his old favorite bar, Shady Smitty’s!  However, upon entering the bar, he realizes things have changed more than he ever could have guessed.

You can read about Curtis Cole and his unexpected tale in “Shady Smitty No More” in both the Peoria and Bloomington editions of the free periodical, News and Views for the Young at Heart.

You can find Bloomington News & Views for the Young at Heart at virtually any Bloomington-Normal medical facility.  You can also find it at the following locations:

Suds Subaru on the corner of Fort Jesse and Towanda
Busey Bank on Fort Jesse
Kroger on the corner of Landmark and Visa
Commerce Bank on the corner of Towanda and College
Tuffy Muffler on Vernon
Kmart behind Kep’s Restaurant on IAA Drive
Eastland Mall at the main door between JC Penny and Macy’s
Kroger on Oakland Avenue
Schnucks
Jewel-Osco on Veterans Parkway
Borders bookstore
Kroger on Main Street
Bloomington Public Library on Olive Street
Drop Off Laundry on Main Street, across from Kroger

Or, if you live in the Peoria area, you can find that edition at:

CVS Pharmacies
Borders bookstore at the Shoppes at Grand Prairie
Save-a-Lot grocery store in Peoria Heights
Hospital lobbies
Barnato Pharmacy at Cub Foods in Peoria
KMart in Morton
Methodist Atrium Building in Peoria
Peoria Heights Library

The Peoria edition can also be found in most doctors’ offices and pharmacies in Pekin, Morton, Chillicothe, Lacon, Farmington, Canton, East Peoria, and Eureka.

If you’d like to share your thoughts on “Shady Smitty No More,” feel free to contact me at scottwilliamfoley@gmail.com.