Bones in the Basement

Bones in the Basement Bones in the Basement is the conclusion to the short story entitles Quest of the Talking Bones. Stinker and Theo become a knight-errand and his scribe to find the location of the talking bones. Other short stories that include these characters are Snow Day and Quirt. It’s Halloween night We stagedContinue reading “Bones in the Basement”

Quest of the Talking Bone

Quest of the Talking Bone Quest of the Talking Bones is a short fiction about a kid who takes up the challenge to find bones hidden in the house. With the help of his faithful squire Theo, Stinker becomes a knight-errand and goes on the Quest of the Talking Bones.   The bones start toContinue reading “Quest of the Talking Bone”

The Magical Thrift Store Prom Dress

The Magical Thrift Store Pro (The Magical Thrift Store Prom Dress is a work of short fiction. I created the story for  NaNoWriMo in 2017. #Vietnam #1969 #high school prom #thrift store )  When the hinges on the backdoor screen squeaked, I almost jumped out of my skin. A book report on The Great GatsbyContinue reading “The Magical Thrift Store Prom Dress”

Twisted Grandma

This short fiction story takes places in the fictional town of Tecumseh, Indiana that involves Thanksgiving, a disgruntled Grandma with murder in her heart, a tornado, a  family secret that is hidden in a basement deep freezer. Twisted Grandma “You best get out of my kitchen, Old Man, or I’ll gut you with this knifeContinue reading “Twisted Grandma”

The Ghost in the Machine

The Ghost in the Machine This work of short fiction includes a secretary in one of Tecumseh’s law firms receives computer messages from the ghost in the machine. #short fiction #Tecuseh #Indiana #ghost #computer When I was hired for the secretarial position at Horowitz, Petlowski, & Bloomberg Attorneys at Law, I thought it was aContinue reading “The Ghost in the Machine”

Elba Mae’s Naked Man

Elba Mae’s Naked Man Elba Mae’s Naked Man is a short work of fiction about a woman who wakes up to find a naked man sitting on her front porch bench. Her dilemma is figuring out if he’s a simple drunk or an answer to prayer. #short fiction #Tecumseh #Indiana #police #complaint The best dreamContinue reading “Elba Mae’s Naked Man”

The Night the Moon was Full

The Night the Moon was Full The Night the Moon was Full is a short work of fiction about store clerks who experiences a change on a full moon night in Tecumseh. #folk lore #full moon #short fiction #Quickie Mart The first time I spotted the big orange moon hovering between the clouds like aContinue reading “The Night the Moon was Full”

The Liar’s Table

The Liar’s Table The Liar’s Table is a short work of fiction in which characters from The Henhouse series show up at the Cup & Spoon to irritate the waitress with their gossip. #diner #Cup & Spoon #Tecumseh #Indiana #Henhouse series #short fiction They started trickling into the restaurant at five-fifteen on the dot. IContinue reading “The Liar’s Table”

The John Donne Mystery

The John Donne Mystery The John Donne Mystery is a piece of short fiction about a mysterious note, a small university police office, and a dead poet. #John Doone #Tecumseh #Indiana #University police #secretary Every morning, I’m the person who unlocks the door and turns on the lights to the Tecumseh University Police Station. It’sContinue reading “The John Donne Mystery”

Snow Day

  Snow Day Snow Day is a short work of fiction about a snowstorm in the fictional city of Tecumseh< Indiana, The kids are home from school and their next-door neighbor is Quirt. The situation leads to big trouble. #short fiction #Tecumseh #Indiana #Quirt #snowstorm Kenny Mulligan woke up to discover a miracle had takenContinue reading “Snow Day”