Tedium 8 – An Apocalyptic Roadside Attraction (Fiction)

Tedium 8 – An Apocalyptic Roadside Attraction (Fiction)

It was macabre. A gothic children’s exhibit. A series of blackened and burnt structures had been cobbled together to form a methamphetamine miniature golf course in the center of nowhere. Jarette was on the border of Utah and Nevada just outside the small town of...
Tedium 7 – Delilah’s Confession (Fiction)

Tedium 7 – Delilah’s Confession (Fiction)

Music rose from the jukebox. First a whispered woman’s voice singing, then gentle guitar spilled over a seductive dance of bass, percussion, and piano. Jarette immediately recognized the song and the singer. Once I Loved by Astrud Gilberto. “You like this, Cowboy?”...
Fourth Grade Broke My Face (Memoir)

Fourth Grade Broke My Face (Memoir)

It was late September and I could feel winter coming. The leaves had changed color and the grass was nearly brown. Winter was always around the corner in Granite City. Snow often fell in October and stayed until May. At Westforest Elementary, teachers made us go...
My Wicked Kindergarten Teacher (Memoir)

My Wicked Kindergarten Teacher (Memoir)

We sat cross-legged on the colorful carpet in three rows. 30 small bodies looking straight ahead with young, innocent faces at Mrs. Kablutsen. She stood in front of an empty blackboard and seemed too old to be a kindergarten teacher. Mrs. Kablutsen looked like the...