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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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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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The Lord’s Rogue Locomotive

March 12th, 2011 · 5 Comments · Allegory or Fairy Tale, Children and Pets, Cottage Life, Drama, Family, General Interest, Human Nature, Lifestyle, Lyrical, Music, Not As It Seems, Parable, Poem, Poetry, Religion, Religious allegory, Slice of Life, Storytelling, Supernatural, Theology

Apparently I have more of these kinds of stories in me. I view them as narrative, but my wife says they’re poetry. Please feel free to decide for yourself. ** All was peace and future blindness, not to know, a blessed kindness. A family strolls a hidden laneway, gently descending to sandy beach. Poplar ushers […]

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The Wizard and the Rose

January 16th, 2010 · 11 Comments · Allegory or Fairy Tale, American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Cop Humor, Crossed Wires, Drama, Family Humor, Family Tragedy, General Interest, Human Nature, Lifestyle, Mathematics, Not As It Seems, Romance, Slice of Life, Surprise Twists, Theology, Valentine's Day

Liz Stuckey’s marriage to her husband, Brian, was not without its rewards. First, there was their daughter Abby who was a delightful child of eight and accounted for much of Liz’ appreciation of life. Then there was her comfortable existence in the suburbs, with a 3,000 square-foot home and a Lexus in the driveway. Of […]

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The Mechanized Sorting Day of the Dead

December 27th, 2009 · 10 Comments · Allegory or Fairy Tale, American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Celebrities, Charming, Christmas, Cottage Life, Entertainment, Family Humor, Fantasy, Funny Horror, General Humor, General Interest, Ghost Story, Heartwarming, Human Nature, Jokes, Lifestyle, Literary, Magic Realism, Mood, Music, New Year's Eve, Offbeat, Paranormal, Song Lyrics, Supernatural, Surprise Twists, Sweet, Theology, Uplifting, Whimsy

Now that he was dead, Norman Watts was in possession of certain information that someone in the living world would have given an arm and a leg to discover. Forget Halloween or Dia de los Muertos or any of those other days of the year when the departed are supposed to be revered. They might have been […]

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Pedro Martinez’ Incredible String of Good Luck

December 6th, 2009 · 8 Comments · Allegory or Fairy Tale, American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Celebrities, Clash of the Sexes, Construction Humor, Corruption, Cute, Difficult Decisions, Disturbing, Economic Humor, Economics, Entertainment, Family, Family Humor, Funny Family, Funny Rant, Funny Workplace, Hard Life Choices, Human Nature, Jokes, Lifestyle, Mystery, Not As It Seems, Oddball, Offbeat, Parable, Political Humor, Politicians, Rant, Sardonic, Satire, Screwball, Sexual Innuendo, Slice of Life, Surprise Twists, Theology, Twisted, Whimsy, Witty, Workplace, Zany

Pedro Martinez had entered the United States illegally. There was no denying the fact. He was part of a group of 20 individuals brought over in the false back of an 18-wheeler from Mexico in early spring two years ago. To pay for the privilege, he made a cash contribution to his wife’s distant cousin, Jose […]

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Giving a Finger to the Moon

November 6th, 2009 · 7 Comments · Afterlife, Allegory or Fairy Tale, American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Celebrities, Cute, Dreams, Family Humor, Fantasy, Funny Celebrity, Funny Horror, Funny Paranormal, Ghost Story, Horror, Human Nature, Jokes, Lifestyle, Lyrical, Medical Humor, Movies, Music, Musical Humor, Puns, Science Fiction, Song Lyrics, Supernatural, Theology, Twisted, Whimsy

Frank had learned how to control his dreams. He’d never experienced nightmares before. That’s why the past several months were so disturbing for him.   His power over dreams first came when he was a little boy. He saw a magazine photo of Michelangelo’s famous scene on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome’s Vatican. […]

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The Devil Pulls a Fast One

October 31st, 2009 · 5 Comments · Afterlife, Allegory or Fairy Tale, American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Celebrities, Charming, Cute, Difficult Decisions, Family, Family Humor, Feel Good, Funny Allegory, Funny Banter, Funny Competition, Funny Dialogue Story, Funny Family, Funny Horror, Funny Religious, Hard Life Choices, Heartwarming, Human Nature, Lifestyle, Not As It Seems, Oddball, Offbeat, Parable, Religion, Religious allegory, Screwball, Slice of Life, Surprise Twists, Theology, Uplifting, Whimsy, Zany

The devil and God were having lunch at the Zeus and Apollo restaurant on The Danforth in Toronto. The devil was partial to Greek food and, while God preferred Middle Eastern fare, He was content to let the devil have his way.   The two didn’t like each other much. But God didn’t see how […]

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