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Borderline with Blemishes

March 15th, 2012 · No Comments · Afterlife, American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Charming, Difficult Decisions, Family, Family Tragedy, Fantasy, Feel Good, Funny Character Study, Funny Psychology, Funny Writing Story, Hard Life Choices, Heartwarming, Human Nature, Imagery, Lifestyle, Literary, Oddball, Offbeat, Parable, Religion, Religious allegory, Slice of Life, Supernatural, Surprise Twists, Sweet, Theology, Uplifting, Whimsy

“Ogden almost committed a crime today.” The angel Ecanus was talking with the angel Gavreel in heaven’s lounge area. They’d had a hard day monitoring their charges.  There were still hours to go, but they were stealing a few quiet moments. “Almost? Is that good news?” asked Gavreel. “In Ogden’s case, yes. I know we’re […]

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Physician to Precarious Longings

November 19th, 2011 · 2 Comments · American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Charming, Clash of the Sexes, Coming of Age, Crossed Wires, Cute, Difficult Decisions, Family Humor, Feel Good, Funny Family, General Humor, General Interest, Hard Life Choices, Heartwarming, Human Nature, Lifestyle, Literary, Love, Mood, Not As It Seems, Oddball, Offbeat, Parable, Prose Poetry, Romance, Sardonic, Screwball, Seduction, Sexual Innuendo, Slice of Life, Surprise Twists, Sweet, Uplifting, Whimsy, Witty

What he liked about her was her laughter. What she liked about him was his silence. Her laughter was quiet, rich and reflective. It was doled out sparingly. When forthcoming, you knew it had been earned. It carried neither price tag, nor was gained at another’s expense. Sometimes she giggled. Those were special occasions, when they […]

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A Beatles’ Legacy

October 8th, 2011 · 8 Comments · American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Charming, Family, Family Humor, Funny Family, Funny Religious, General Humor, General Interest, Heartwarming, Human Nature, Imagery, Lyrical, Mood, Nostalgia, Oddball, Offbeat, Poem, Poetry, Prose Poetry, Religion, Screwball, Slice of Life, Sweet, Uplifting, Whimsy

One can easily turn reflective with the passage of the years. Birthdays serve to stimulate strolls down meandering and wayward paths. As I approach “the golden years”, I know I’m supposed to be thinking of travel, playing golf, putting my feet up, reaping my rewards. But I’m not sure any of that is for me.  So here’s […]

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Ornament

August 11th, 2011 · 11 Comments · Afterlife, Allegory or Fairy Tale, American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Charming, Children and Pets, Christmas, Cottage Life, Cute, Fairy Tale, Family, Family Humor, Fantasy, Feel Good, Funny Family, Funny Religious, Hard Life Choices, Heartwarming, Human Nature, Imagery, Jokes, Lifestyle, Lyrical, Mood, Not As It Seems, Oddball, Offbeat, Parable, Religion, Religious allegory, Screwball, Slice of Life, Storytelling, Surprise Twists, Sweet, Theology, Uplifting, Whimsy, Witty, Zany

There were several reasons why Giles’ mood was tanking. First, there was the change in seasons. Summer was only a degree or two away from turning into fall. Giles loved the summer. He lived in a northern clime and the winters were long and harsh. The cold weather, when he’d been a child, had encompassed […]

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May We Have Some Privacy Please?

June 2nd, 2011 · 4 Comments · Advertising, American Humor, Bad Taste, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Celebrities, Charming, Children and Pets, Cute, Family, Family Humor, Feel Good, Funny Family, Funny History, Funny Royalty, General Humor, General Interest, Heartwarming, Human Nature, Imagery, Jokes, Lifestyle, Not As It Seems, Oddball, Offbeat, Outrageous, Parable, Political Humor, Puns, Sardonic, Satire, School Days, Screwball, Slice of Life, Surprise Twists, Tasteless, Twisted, Uplifting, Whimsy, Witty, Zany

Milton Spofford III’s colleagues in the press were bitterly jealous. Fresh out of journalism school, “Spiffy” was as nervous as he could ever imagine being. He’d won the lottery to conduct an exclusive interview with the Queen at a time when Her Highness and family were experiencing a resurgence of interest in Great Britain and […]

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The Melancholy Fog Harvester

April 30th, 2011 · 5 Comments · Allegory or Fairy Tale, American Humor, Art History, Canada Humor, Career Choices, Charming, Clash of the Sexes, Cute, Dreams, Drugs, Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Feel Good, General Humor, General Interest, Human Nature, Jokes, Lifestyle, Lyrical, Magic Realism, Mood, Not As It Seems, Oddball, Parable, Poetry, Prose Poetry, Puns, Romance, Science Fiction, Storytelling, Supernatural, Surprise Twists, Twisted, Uplifting, Whimsy, Witty

It was late of an evening and I’d run out of milk and snacks. Besides, I wanted some fresh air. That’s how it came about I was on my way to the local Daisy Mart before it closed at ten p.m. You don’t get fog in the city much anymore. Too much traffic. There’s an […]

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In Memoriam, Life Magnifico

January 8th, 2011 · 4 Comments · Afterlife, American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Charming, Children and Pets, Christmas, Coming of Age, Family, Family Humor, Family Tragedy, Feel Good, Funny Family, Funny Generation Gap, Funny Psychology, Funny Strange, Ghost Story, Heartwarming, Human Nature, Lifestyle, Lyrical, Mood, Nostalgia, Oddball, Offbeat, Puns, Serious, Slice of Life, Supernatural, Uplifting, Whimsy

Paul didn’t care that some people might find it maudlin. Perhaps even in questionable taste. It had long given him comfort. And now he was sharing it with his children. It was their annual day to visit the cemeteries – two in fact. One on the outer fringe of the mega city, that Paul liked […]

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For Daisy, Life is a Stretch

July 17th, 2010 · 2 Comments · American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Charming, Children and Pets, Cute, Family, Family Humor, Feel Good, Funny Absurd, Funny Animal, Funny Dog, Funny Family, Funny Outrageous, Funny Sports, Heartwarming, Jokes, Lifestyle, Oddball, Offbeat, Outrageous, Screwball, Slice of Life, Surprise Twists, Uplifting, Whimsy, Witty, Zany

The Carrick family thinks it has the nicest pet dog in the world, a beautiful golden retriever named Daisy. But even we know there are times when Daisy seems a little lazy. A dozen-plus examples follow. (1) She once had a race with the oak tree in our back yard. The oak won, the dandelions […]

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The Size of the Skip

March 27th, 2010 · 11 Comments · Allegory or Fairy Tale, American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Charming, Children and Pets, Coming of Age, Cottage Life, Cute, Family, Family Humor, Feel Good, Funny Family, Funny Generation Gap, General Humor, General Interest, Heartwarming, Human Nature, Jokes, Lifestyle, Lyrical, Mood, Nostalgia, Prose Poetry, Slice of Life, Sports and Recreation, Uplifting, Whimsy

Note: This story received an honorable mention in the 2010 Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition.   The man, his son and his daughter had a routine when they went for a bike ride. Taking point position would be the son, about to turn age 12, on a medium-sized bike. In the middle would be the daughter, […]

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A Curious Case of Bottled-up Passion

January 23rd, 2010 · 3 Comments · Allegory or Fairy Tale, American Humor, Art History, Canada Humor, Career Choices, Charming, Children and Pets, Clash of the Sexes, Cop Humor, Cute, Difficult Decisions, Drama, Fairy Tale, Family Humor, Family Tragedy, Fantasy, Feel Good, General Humor, General Interest, Hard Life Choices, Heartwarming, History, Human Nature, Jokes, Lifestyle, Mystery, Not As It Seems, Oddball, Offbeat, Police Lifestyle, Romance, Satire, Science Fiction, Screwball, Sexual Innuendo, Slice of Life, Surprise Twists, Technology Advances, Twisted, U.S. Social Commentary, Uplifting, Whimsy, Witty, Zany

Pug-nosed Pat and gum-chewing Chris, two long-time Irish cops, were back on the day shift after a month spent on the night rotation. Their patrol area ranged from the entertainment district in the east to the upscale shopping blocks downtown. Being a cop in these days was quite a different experience than it had been […]

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