Category: A Piece of Work

Party On

No! No, no, no, no, noooooo! My heart was racing and all I could do was exhale. Why me? Why today? I took a deep breath, hurried to the elevator lobby and pushed the down button. The doors opened right away and I stepped inside for a ride that I did not want to take. 

Grey Days

It was cold and raining in early January when I started this post, but something held me back from finishing it. Thoughts swirled around in my head, one leading to another, and another, and then one or two more after that.

A New Feature For a New Year

Last year I won a Flash Fiction contest on J.A. Allen’s website, Scribbles on Cocktail Napkins. My prize was an opportunity to be a Guest Host on her blog and write a story for the occasion. That particular story, The Connection, got me thinking about the idea of capturing bits and pieces of my workdays…

The Connection

It was a Friday afternoon and I was seated on a bench on the fantail of one the Golden Gate Ferry boats that run between San Francisco and Marin County, CA. In the waning light of an November evening it felt good to have open sky above me. I sat and drank my adult beverage…

A Guy Like You

“Tommy, how does a guy like you get to be a guy like you?” Norm took a long drink of beer and waited for the answer. Six of us were standing in the kitchen of an air-conditioned multimillion dollar South Florida condominium apartment. It was my first time at the legendary afternoon beer fest and…

Frank: The Timex Watch Tester

I grew up watching television in the 50s. Both of my parents worked long hours and I was not allowed out of the house when they were gone, nor was I allowed to have anyone inside the house. Today I would be called a latchkey child but back then I was called obedient (that eventually changed). One…