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 […]

Jeezuz

A lady staffer at a church we used to attend always pronounced Jesus like Jeezuz, like suds, spuds, or was, with a strong emphasis on the hard, buzzing z instead of a soft s. Why did she do this? It’s because she knows the Jesus that most mainstream Christians have yet to meet: Funky Jesus […]

Demon Pilgrim

In the game Awkward Family Photos, one of the pics shows a family of four. You can safely ignore the parents and one of the kids, but the kid off to the left? Keep an eye on that ghoul. He’s wearing a mask. In the age of COVID-19, the presence of this article might set […]

Destroying to Dream

Will was crushing dandelion heads with his hand, acting like a titan destroying cities and skyscrapers. This calls for bad poetry to go on the prowl again. On a day with sun, on a day with pride What’s better for a boy to do? Read books, need books? Or come outside with you? With you, […]