The sky was overcast but the mood in the Goldberg household was bright and warm. All the traditions and rituals were being dutifully ...
A Hippo Happening
The Lazarus Motel had remained in the family for three generations. While its looks had faded, it was impeccably clean and often full ...
Ask any kid in town and they’ll tell you McDougall Mansion is the spookiest house in the neighborhood. They’ll also tell you that all ...
Delaney and her mother left the groomer with a renewed sense of confidence. And with good reason: their show dog, Trudy Jenkins, had ...
Shorn of Plenty
The crew set down their bikes and slowly inched toward the fence, each kid wanting to be furthest behind. Once close enough, what they ...
Gertrude twirled in her spacesuit, luxuriating in the freedom of zero gravity. She left earth many months ago, but only recently became ...
Dressed to Impress
Mildred rolled over in bed just enough to read the digital alarm clock sitting on her nightstand. When she saw how late it was she ...
Pineapple of My Eye
Jared woke to the gentle sound of soft thuds on his roof. He stumbled out of bed, roused his cat Jinkies, and went to look out from ...
Summer of Plumber
Her toilet hadn't worked in 6 weeks and she was growing tired of using the bucket on the porch. She decided to finally overcome her ...
Rebecca nervously cut the turkey with her brand new carving knife. Once finished with the light meat she allowed herself to momentarily ...
A Baby and Some Bath Water
Everyone piled into the car and took out their personal items. Seat buckles clicked. Snacks crinkled. A destination was set: Door County ...
Retirement Home Alone
With a curious mind but a tentative step, Marcus pushed the kitchen door slightly ajar. He'd been smelling his mother's famous chocolate ...
Autumn winds picked up off the Smiths' deck, knocking their brown umbrella repeatedly against the kitchen window. Astrid watched the ...
The Dog Days of Summer
By the time the day of the hot dog eating contest finally arrived, Merideth was in fighting form. She'd been slowly stretching her ...
A Moose'd Unusual Tale
The night was dragging, and Franny knew it was only a matter of time before her last chance of leaving this city would come and go ...
A Dance Phil’d Heart
It was only noon but Phil was already sweating profusely. His wife had been right, July was no time for turtlenecks.
The Summer of Meats and Cleats
It was the last warm day of summer. The public pools were closed so Terry and his friends headed to the beach. It was nearly dusk by ...