“So this is a cook off for the inheritance? Is that what you’re saying? How much alcohol have you had today?” Mary studied her son for long moments. “Do you even know how to cook?” Jason snorted. “Of course.” Mary continued to stare. “Fine. Not really. But I get by.” “How? By hiring a cook? … Continue reading

You Have to Go

“I do love you, that’s not the point.” “That’s exactly the point,” he said and grabbed my arms. His eyes softened. “Why are you doing this?” I swallowed. I had to be strong. “Because … it’s been nearly three years and you still haven’t gotten a job and you have no intentions of getting married.” … Continue reading

Grammar Police

“Hey, are you going out? I need a birthday party flavor.” I blinked. Huh? “Don’t you mean favor? Flavors are something you taste.” I gave her a confused look. She laughed. “Wait. What did I say?” She flapped her hand impatiently. “Never mind, we’re running out of time, Ms. Grammar police.” I bristled. “I’m not … Continue reading

Self Medicated

“Hey, where are you going?” I hobbled after the young woman . “Wait! There’s more!” I collapsed onto a park bench and rubbed my temples. My head pounded. Why was I in the park? What day was it? BIRD! “Hello bird,” I mumbled. “Would you like to hear my story? It’s an interesting juxtaposition of … Continue reading

Brightly-Colored Ambitions

She regretted her decision as soon as she walked into the building. Nearly everyone else was dressed in either navy or black. Her multi-colored dress and gold shoes were visible from two blocks away. She struggled to keep her body language from showing her inner turmoil. Taking a breath, she sat down and pretended to … Continue reading

Burning a Hole in Her Pocket

“It was only ninety-eight cents …” “Yes. But do you really need a Siamese cat salt shaker?” “But it was so cheap …” “Everything is cheap at the dollar store. But just because something is cheap doesn’t mean you buy it.” “But …” “Forget it. Let’s go eat.” “Fine. You buy.” “What?? It’s your turn … Continue reading