Shear Delight

Frank wiped the sweat from his brow with the back of his glove and continued to prune the Seymour's roses. It was 12:45, and like clockwork, he heard Dee and her friend Tanya wander through the back garden. He peeked out from behind the flowers and saw them walking barefoot to the gazebo with a …

Empty Nest

Despite the fact I’d driven her to the college and helped her get settled into her freshman dorm room, I couldn’t believe that Kaitlin was gone. Ever since Mark and I divorced, over ten years ago, my life had built solely around taking care of my daughter. Sure, I tried dating a few times but …

For A Good Cuz

That summer my friends couldn’t agree on much. Music sports, cars, we’d argue about almost anything. We’d even argue about girls, though none of us really knew much about them. When it came to girls, though, my friends could all agree on one thing...my sister Jeannie was hot! Jeannie was a cheerleader that year. Her …

Hunting Desire

For the past six years, ever since I’ve been certified to hunt, Tom and I would drive up to the cabin on the day after Thanksgiving and stay on until the following Tuesday. Sometimes we’d get ourselves a deer, sometimes we wouldn’t but that weren’t hardly the point. As much as we both liked hunting, …

Proving It

I was proud of my restaurant, we weren’t the biggest in New Orleans, and we weren’t the most famous, not by a long shot, but we were working our way toward being the best. Some people had even got around to noticing us. Some good local press and a few real positive reviews were bringing …

First Gear

After parking his wife's practically new minivan away from all the other cars, the shade of the mall's parking garage was a relief from the summer sun. Dave bent down to get his receipt. He knew the store wouldn't take back the wrench without it. Sitting up, he saw some little black Honda had just …