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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...

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

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

The Stamp

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


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


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

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

Coal Face

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


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


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


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

Miss Capland

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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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

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


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

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


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


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

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


A man lives a virtuous life. Read Chapter


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


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


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

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

Pawpaw Phil

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

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


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

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


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

True, true, love

  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

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


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

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

Fishing Rights

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


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


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

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

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

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


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

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

Lope's Stratagem

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

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


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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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


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

Spring Work

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

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


 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


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


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

A Gift

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


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


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


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

A Butt

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


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

Curly Dock

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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


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

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?

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


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

Silas's Mule

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


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


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

Drifting Away

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

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