The Life of the Party

The office of the Director of Behavioral Management Services (BMS), Social Sciences Division, Administration Building No. 1 of 20, Government Dept. of Social Services, Godwin Ave., Washington D.C.: A knock on the door. A voice from inside, “Come in.” “Life Coach Tidd reporting sir.” “How did it go today, Tidd? Have a seat.” “Thank you,…

Six Other Degrees of Separation

  Six blind men live in Metropolis, Illinois. They were born in the eighties and have been blind from birth.    These six men consider the earth to be round. They came to this understanding during their grade school education which included handling of the classroom globe. Their day-to-day experience told them that the world…

Try to Remember

  The bumper sticker in front of Tom read, “Try to remember what you wanted to be.” Tom thought for a moment and then the light changed. He remembered that he didn’t want to be late for his date with Sherry. Pulling up to the next light Tom remembered that he wanted to be a…

Wonders Never Cease

  Nora kept her glasses perched on the end of her nose. She made sure not to miss the annotations of life. And today, the annotation before her read, “Full sun. 77 days to maturity.” The package of tomato seeds went into her cart. Nora didn’t know anything about patio gardening, but she wasn’t about…

The Dream Weaver

  Jack opened the door and rolled his suitcase into his apartment. He put the bird cage down on its shelf by the window. He threw his keys onto the Feng Shui bowl of rocks.  There was no cat to greet him. He didn’t like cats. There was no dog to greet him because he…

Don’t Go Changing

  “Where have you been?” Jess opened the door for Chad. “On my way home from work I stopped at Replete Christian Bookstore. I bought a bunch of books that are going to change everything.” Chad set the bag on the dining room table. “Wow, a lot of books. I hope the change pays for…

How Can I Be Sure?

  Thomas found Harking Café and went in. He found Julia at a table eating a salad as big as her head. He sat down and, as usual, waited for her to begin the conversation. Two hours before Julia had called wanting to talk to her childhood friend Thomas about her Jeffery. Julia, her mouth…