The Curious Case of Brownie the Flying Cat

Anna was tracking a stray, brown cat that we saw through the back door. Then its paw prints suddenly disappeared. I wondered what happened. Rather than investigate, I chose to fictionalize where Brownie ended up. Spoiler alert: he’s okay, but he did have a rough go of it for a while. * * * Brownie […]

Channeling Pesci

My youngest daughter, Ella, wrote a series of stories called The Witch’s Spell. In it, the characters often go back and forth saying, “Okay?” “Okay,” over and over to the point of madness. This reminded me of Joe Pesci in Lethal Weapon 2. My daughter is channeling Joe, I thought. The old classics were coming […]

Passing on the National Pastime

Amy shifted on the uncomfortable plastic seat at the Major League Baseball park, the skin on her exposed thighs sticking to the seat like a pancake on a griddle lacking sufficient grease. From her vantage point in the upper-upper deck, the players on the field looked like insects in an ant farm, though less organized […]