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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Literary Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic
A collection of varied stories concerning everyday life occurrences.

Table of Contents

But Still...

Submitted: February 16, 2016

But Still… Twnyara slips off the red-soled, high-heeled fashionable nay faddish steppers (the required kit for her executive assist... Read Chapter

Another Catch

Submitted: March 06, 2016

Another Catch Across the party Wendell captivatingly observes Lynette’s dainty movements, lyrical voice, tinkling laugh and well-fo... Read Chapter

The Stamp

Submitted: March 06, 2016

The Stamp Having wrapped a gum band about her emaciated bicep, quavering Sheely tears open the Green Ivy stamp. S... Read Chapter


Submitted: March 06, 2016

Bait Perlui lay on the warm sand in the deep shade beneath a great palm whose trunk deformed towards the beach, providing a sanctuary... Read Chapter


Submitted: March 06, 2016

Care With rheumy eyes closed still, he becomes aware of the pungent stench hanging like gossamer in the ether, tainting the air there... Read Chapter

Christmas Comet

Submitted: March 06, 2016

Christmas Comet An amalgamation of treasure, talent, emotional quotient and desire are required to produce a Utopian Christmas. I... Read Chapter

Coal Face

Submitted: March 06, 2016

Coal Face Pelch up-lodged the brace, pulling Mike out from delirium; in so doing, Mike brought forth an acknowledgement of the excruc... Read Chapter


Submitted: March 06, 2016

Euphony (c.a.1616) 2. : a harmonious succession of words having a pleasing sound Azure, baby, scudding, rose, parent, kiss, twinkle, ... Read Chapter


Submitted: March 06, 2016

Horsefly Leppe pulls the brim snugging his hat, takes a holt of the reins in his left and a handful of mane in his right then sinks, ... Read Chapter


Submitted: March 06, 2016

Lagniappe Randy grips the beer cave cooler handle with life-or-death intensity. He hangs therefrom weeping, as passing customers ... Read Chapter

Miss Capland

Submitted: March 06, 2016

Miss Capland “Mr. Wenderson, wakeup dear,” Mrs. Bellishing whispers delicately.  Although he remains reposed, Mrs. Belli... Read Chapter


Submitted: March 06, 2016

Kids Removing the cheese sandwich from the toaster, Pailla sets it to cool. The patio door opens, Jaquan enters. She wishes h... Read Chapter


Submitted: March 06, 2016

Derealization Below the cerulean hue, pressured by the unfiltered blast of the noonday sun, the man in that instant feels a nausea pa... Read Chapter


Submitted: March 06, 2016

Dependence Praytel slips the life line through the carabineer until it snags on the true lover’s knot. The rope snaps taut exer... Read Chapter


Submitted: March 06, 2016

Rawon Spurred, the pony bolts the hillock, from whence Rawon surveys the grazing herd ranged across the green swath. The mountains be... Read Chapter

Super Bowl 50

Submitted: March 06, 2016

Super Bowl 50 “Hello?” “Hi, Dad,” purrs Katrina, the daughter-in-law. “How’s everything?” probes Stu, the famil... Read Chapter


Submitted: March 06, 2016

Ran Randall lay on the horn.  The man in front dismounts; a massive arm sports a tattoo sleeve. Deliberately the man wal... Read Chapter


Submitted: March 06, 2016

Slowed Patrolman Warrenskine steps from his cruiser constantly evaluating the scene. A man sits on the curb in a cardigan sweater... Read Chapter

Time Served

Submitted: March 06, 2016

Time Served Opening the food port, Custodial Officer French is gruff, authoritative. “Put all your stuff in this bag.” Rallin... Read Chapter


Submitted: March 06, 2016

Ousted Kal retrieves all the way up to the gunnel. Jerking the rod tip he animates the lure. Priscilla ferociously jigs her line ... Read Chapter

Hot Night

Submitted: March 06, 2016

Hot Night Liayolla monitors a sweat trickle descending her forehead. She follows its progress along her nose-bridge with a final plun... Read Chapter


Submitted: March 06, 2016

Prosthetic Brian forgave the Grumman A6 pilot years ago. The napalm dropped as friendly fire burned away his arms, legs, hirsute extr... Read Chapter


Submitted: March 06, 2016

Psappho Penny tops her ensemble with a sunhat encircled by a gay, erubescent scarf ablaze with the likeness of delphiniums. A las... Read Chapter

Path Ends

Submitted: March 07, 2016

  Path Ends Loush holds silent Jerry’s hand, with full knowledge, Jerry no longer feels, focuses, or cares. Jerry’s own ... Read Chapter


Submitted: March 18, 2016

A man lives a virtuous life. Read Chapter

Initial Thoughts

Submitted: March 18, 2016

Lust in a nursing home. Read Chapter

Saint Croix

Submitted: October 11, 2016

Escape to paradise Read Chapter


Submitted: October 11, 2016

Breakup Read Chapter


Submitted: October 11, 2016

Death, pining Read Chapter


Submitted: October 11, 2016

inspiration Read Chapter

Dear Mr.

Submitted: October 11, 2016

compassion Read Chapter

My Foot

Submitted: October 11, 2016

courage Read Chapter


Submitted: October 13, 2016

Personal character Read Chapter

Beasts of Burden

Submitted: October 13, 2016

negotiations Read Chapter

Puppy Love

Submitted: October 13, 2016

mistakes Read Chapter


Submitted: October 13, 2016

excitement Read Chapter


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Submitted: October 13, 2016

decorum Read Chapter


Submitted: October 13, 2016

conniving Read Chapter


Submitted: October 13, 2016

Spirit Dance

Submitted: October 13, 2016

culture clash Read Chapter


Submitted: January 13, 2017

A father's obligation to support an immature son. Read Chapter


Submitted: March 13, 2017

Misandrist “Mr. Whittingston, want a cup of coffee, tea or chocolate?” Welt shakes his head in response. Renee bursts through... Read Chapter


Submitted: March 13, 2017

Passing Renne coughed up phlegm. Her rheumy eyes secreted yellow ooze which she dabbed with a crumpled tissue. “That’s a fine... Read Chapter

Liatta's Dream

Submitted: March 25, 2017

Liatta’s Dream Liatta’s latest mania prompts her father’s question, “Anything on Saturday?” Pelch hopefully inquires. ... Read Chapter

Pawpaw Phil

Submitted: March 25, 2017

Pawpaw Phil Ron flouts the rules, plays fast and loose at the ragged edge. When those who know advise him to keep his son in the car ... Read Chapter

LIfe's Reward

Submitted: April 10, 2017

Life’s Reward Ressle, atremble, eagerly eyes the pipe. His hands bounce in and out in anticipation of Cesio passing over the candy ... Read Chapter


Submitted: May 08, 2017

Yeti A step through into a void below the snow, twists a knee and ankle, crippling him. A snow cave protects him from the glacial... Read Chapter

House Paint

Submitted: May 26, 2017

House Paint Below the off ramp sits a BP station. Within I ask, “Hi, this way to Burpar?” The counter girl with a directional... Read Chapter


Submitted: June 03, 2017

Cheese “Government cheese’s gone,” Elenor’s squawk contains felicity towards her disheveled housemate of forty years past. ... Read Chapter

True, true, love

Submitted: June 11, 2017

  True, true, love My wife and I were having dinner with my boss, Greg, and his wife, Karen. We could overhear a busboy on t... Read Chapter

A Ring

Submitted: July 26, 2017

A Ring “Everything’s done,” exclaims Dory, nursing our second beer on the subject. “There must be a way that makes this m... Read Chapter


Submitted: July 31, 2017

Tommy In Walmart, Tommy finds the input, the content and the socialization which allows for retention of his lucidity as he thwarts h... Read Chapter

Laying Brick

Submitted: August 08, 2017

Laying Brick Melsh cautions himself repeatedly: be patient, be easy. “Son, learn this, you’ll have a trade,” “Alright, Da... Read Chapter

Fishing Rights

Submitted: August 24, 2017

Fishing Rights Randolph Running Trap carefully bends the weir with a bowline and then casts the fish trap into the Columbia River. ... Read Chapter


Submitted: September 04, 2017

Contingency A rend in the chain link fabric serves as salvation for Raminez. When I.C.E.’s pickup trucks skid to a stop amongst... Read Chapter


Submitted: December 11, 2017

Exertion The porcelain vessel brimming with rice has stood in the corner all Lin’s life. Always some remains when the new harve... Read Chapter

Cathy's Scourge

Submitted: March 21, 2018

Cathy’s Scourge “Hey man, how ya do’en?” I touch his radiation-emaciated thigh to assure I’ve his attention. Ruined now, I ... Read Chapter

Tire Bead Builder

Submitted: March 26, 2018

Tire Bead Builder Thirty years operating a tire bead machine has numbed his hands. Myron repetitively flexes seeking relief. “H... Read Chapter

Paldor's Pain

Submitted: April 17, 2018

Paldor’s Pain “Mr. Paldor would you like something else? You haven’t touched your lunch,” questions Melissa. “No appeti... Read Chapter


Submitted: May 26, 2018

Seven-Eleven At the weapon’s appearance, Jeremy freezes. “Get that shit up out the drawer,” snarls the gunman. Jeremy u... Read Chapter

Hocking Hills

Submitted: June 16, 2018

Hocking Hills “Portia, you wanna take a trip?” “Where?” “Hocking Hills” “What’s there?” “Rocks, w... Read Chapter

Lope's Stratagem

Submitted: June 21, 2018

Lope’s Stratagem Lope lives by skimming the cream id est he engages in slightly lightening other’s burden of wealth. People a... Read Chapter

Rye Whiskey

Submitted: July 01, 2018

Rye Whiskey “It’s historical” “Ya don’t say”  “Settlers moonshined the rye so it’d be easier to store an... Read Chapter


Submitted: July 29, 2018

Lenora The yare Lenora bucks in the chop. Patty loves her, more she respects her. Lenora is after all part of the family. Pat... Read Chapter


Submitted: July 29, 2018

Temptress Marjorie fluffs her summer dress of challis with genteel hands. As the flower patterns settle all that remains in the minds... Read Chapter

The Rope

Submitted: July 29, 2018

The Rope Rene clings to a scant ledge with taped, chalked fingers capped with ragged nails. Lorn clambers to one side; seeking to... Read Chapter

The Request

Submitted: August 03, 2018

  Ted adheres strictly to the precepts of familial financial budgeting, thereby husbanding family resources. Even so, inesca... Read Chapter


Submitted: August 06, 2018

Flight We fly from New England, the birthplace of Constitutional freedom. We refuel in Alaska acquired from a Czar then again in ... Read Chapter

Tabor's Foil

Submitted: August 20, 2018

Tabor’s Foil Tabor immobilizes the Billy by tossing over him an ancient overcoat, which has lain in the shed since Tabor’s youth.... Read Chapter

A Hat

Submitted: August 26, 2018

A Hat “Mrs. Lence wants a hat,” offers Francine, squirreling into her bag after a smoothie. “What kind?” Questions, Nancy... Read Chapter


Submitted: September 03, 2018

Behavior Ange wears his funeral slash wedding suit in rank discomfort. Beneath he sports crepe soled black shoes with white sock acce... Read Chapter


Submitted: September 03, 2018

Insoluble “Where’s yer brains woman?” “Dumbass, crawl backwards.” “I’m stuck, how’d I get out?” “You ... Read Chapter

Spring Work

Submitted: September 03, 2018

Spring Work  Lem is stanch in his resolve to halter-break the skittish Buckskin. Denim dangling at Lem’s elbow exposes, th... Read Chapter

Funny Man

Submitted: September 16, 2018

Funny Man He spews breakfast remnants into the commode. With precaution he foregoes lunch. His guts contract into a knot. His tes... Read Chapter


Submitted: September 16, 2018

 Stetson Ramon’s crew drug them cattle for eighty-five days, up out’a Texas. Nights he lay under the sage bloom dreaming... Read Chapter


Submitted: September 23, 2018

Gassed Before the Marcellus Shale gave up its gas the Roebeckers never quite made thirty thousand a year. Now they’ve millions. ... Read Chapter


Submitted: September 23, 2018

Elucidation  “You realize various animals are fed to carnivores in labs everywhere,” allows Carl Vinzen, Science Chairperson... Read Chapter

A Gift

Submitted: September 30, 2018

A Gift “Miss Sade what’d you’ve wrapped in that rag?” The attendant questions the nonagenarian. Miss Sade tightly grips t... Read Chapter


Submitted: October 05, 2018

Nana Nana’s cream silk shirt and tailored slacks are sensational. Her bobbed wig is of human hair. Her war paint; impeccable. ... Read Chapter


Submitted: October 23, 2018

Conflagration “Lara, smell smoke? Tossing the duvet, Dave’s running as his feet touch flooring. “Where’s the alarm? Shrie... Read Chapter


Submitted: October 28, 2018

Facile Welch, grips a chair back asking, “Lunch alone, Arlene?” “Believe so; no one’s made an appearance.” “May I... Read Chapter

A Butt

Submitted: October 30, 2018

A Butt Along the lifeline, Marines puke. “Got a butt?” eighteen-year-old Renzo pleads. “Here,” offers a private drawing h... Read Chapter


Submitted: October 30, 2018

Butterflies Startled Trice swallows rather than spits the bug. “Augh! Swallowed a butterfly,” chokes the lad. “It’s o... Read Chapter

Curly Dock

Submitted: November 11, 2018

Curly Dock They’d wintered in the micro cabin on the fifty acres they’d scrapped and saved ten years to buy. Spring blossomed... Read Chapter

Tramp Stamp

Submitted: November 12, 2018

Tramp Stamp  A Naval hitch punctuated with gutter crawling drunks but proudly, I’m sans tattoo. I’m in law school. I ten... Read Chapter

Nooni and Loodia

Submitted: November 22, 2018

Nooni and Loodia The sun crisps all it lights. Floras shrink and curl. Fauna pant in the shade. The girls, not yet seven, brave t... Read Chapter

What Happened?

Submitted: November 22, 2018

What Happened?  “Ain’t nothing like it’s supposed to be,” declares Cliff. “The way they do some folk’s, shameful... Read Chapter

Universally Known

Submitted: November 25, 2018

Universally Known Infantinily gripping her father’s finger, he mutters, “My Pet.” The diminutive spreads. The movie M.A.S.H... Read Chapter

Down to the VA

Submitted: December 02, 2018

Down to the VA Pearson lives two bus stops from the VA. The first stop has a four-sided shelter. Stop two doesn’t even have a bench... Read Chapter

Missing Element

Submitted: December 02, 2018

Missing Element Glitz’s En-Garde is nonpareil, to wit sheer elegance. His step along the Piste is flawless. His advance is prec... Read Chapter

The Snake

Submitted: December 09, 2018

The Snake Toddy puts his ball on the green in a regulation two strokes. Brian follows suite. Tom and Brad are on in three but... Read Chapter


Submitted: December 16, 2018

Ross “Goddamn you to hell,” seethes Ross. “Here’s better, at home alone you’re in danger. There’s no service to come ... Read Chapter

Mr. Klosik

Submitted: December 26, 2018

Mr. Klosik “How are you today?” asks the attendant as he places the paper plate and paper coffee cup before Mr. Klosik. Finis... Read Chapter

Is this Art?

Submitted: December 31, 2018

Is this Art? Millie, with mesmeric heart, arranged the shale bits, the marble slices, and the quartz chips into the sweeping forms of... Read Chapter


Submitted: January 06, 2019

Mushrooms “Tyler?” “Yes dear.” “Lori wants to do her sophomore year in Paris.” “That’s a lot of money.”... Read Chapter

Silas's Mule

Submitted: January 11, 2019

Silas’s Mule “Kendall, how long Silas worked that piece?” asks Worther. “Recollect ‘bout eighteen year,” allows the o... Read Chapter


Submitted: January 13, 2019

Tolz “Coffee, please darlen’,” says Tolz smiling at the waitress decades his junior. “OK, honey,” says the waitress, po... Read Chapter


Submitted: January 20, 2019

Rufus Cindy has aged into rheumatism and arthritis. She slathers ointments to restore plumpness. Her palsied father whispers ... Read Chapter

Drifting Away

Submitted: January 26, 2019

  An acrid smell assaults him as Lew passes through the doorway. He needlessly whispers, “Goddam smell,” for June i... Read Chapter