LATE BREAKFAST

  Breakfast feels very different than dinner. Especially since last night was, well there’s no other way to say it, a bit over the top, or was that under the weather.  Marco’s parties are always the best. The girls he finds are ou-la-la. The barbecue so tender and the burgundy! The port moved with us…

"The Sustained Comedy (Portrait of an Object)" by Marsden Hartley

CRISIS MANAGEMENT

If Arnie Philbert asked his father about his mother Mr. Philbert would always get out the boy’s birth certificate that proved her name had been named Eleanor Philbert and she had died on the same day Arnie had been born. Then Mr. Philbert would repeat how when the nurse had put the bundle in his arms…

AGE APPROPRIATE

When she woke with a strange dream stuck in her head Dina Louise frowned.  Daddy & Mommy had gone away for a few days and it wasn’t easy living at Grandma Jane’s house with a lot of grownups that should have left home years ago and hadn’t, except for her dad who was the youngest.…

A MARRY CHASE

Everyone agreed that from birth Bartholomew had been an exceptionally clever boy but now that he was nearly thirty-five they had begun to suggest that he had lost his edge. All his cousins were settled into little domestic circles of bliss but he hadn’t even found a girl who interested him or, for that matter,…

"The Yardstick" by Soizik Meister

LIFE EXPECTANCY

Every day he was to measure the ocean. On the first day they had explained the necessity of his task. Very important to the future of mankind. Data and progress are like the chicken and the egg. For the first year he had understood, for most of the first year. He had been thrilled by the…

"G-Man Pursuit Car" created by Louis Marx

HOT ON THE WHEELS

“O.K. Miss T. J. MacGuire. Must be Miss since this here letter of intro came from my Great-Aunt Helena who’s got the bug for me to breed for the family line. This latest ruse of hers isn’t up to snuff. Too obvious.  The old bird likes her little games. An’ no art magazine’s gonna write…