Category Archives: Short Stories

Boogers – The Doctor Misspoke

Subject as I am to frequent bouts of rhinitis, I sought out the aid of a specialist. I made an appointment with an otolarygologist (don’t ask me to pronounce it – or even spell it). An ear, nose and throat … Continue reading

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Men In Black Redux

In the days preceeding my separation from active duty in the US Army I was assigned to HQ Company for billeting. Scuttlebutt had it that one of the guys was busted on his very last day and on the way … Continue reading

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The Harem

While working at the zoo (MCZ) I’d stop by the North American Yard before the zoo opened for the day and visit the elk. They had one large bull with a huge antler rack and six or eight cows in … Continue reading

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The Watch

Over the years I’ve both gained and lost personal property. Everything I need or find useful, it seems, just slips through my fingers and is gone. While serving in Vietnam I purchased a SEIKO wristwatch from the PX for $32.00. … Continue reading

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A Second Opinion

While awaiting Evaluation for PTSD I was, for a long time, ensconced on a mixed ward at the local VA hospital. The other patients had a wide variety of ailments. Smoking was still allowed in the Patient’s lounge. We spent … Continue reading

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A Joke Grenade (Unfit for Publication)

A Joke Grenade is a type of joke wherein, after it is casually tossed out, it takes a few seconds before the audience discovers the humor of it and totally ‘gets it’. This is more of a Joke Bomb – … Continue reading

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The Flasher

So, there I was, standing on my front porch; minding my own business; when a car pulled up and stopped on the entrance apron to the alley. At the time, I was wearing a nice Green Bay Packers hoodie I’d … Continue reading

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Saving Lives – one nitwit at a time

It’s Halloween, October 31st, 2019. An early snow, a wet, heavy snow, is falling. It’s 33⁰. The leaves are still clinging to many of the trees making it hazardous for broken branches cutting down already snow heavy electrical utility lines. … Continue reading

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Wood Shop

Kosciusko Junior High School 7th Grade Wood Shop Project Magazine Rack This magazine rack was one of several projects students could choose from in learning how to safely operate power tools such as a band saw, a table saw, a … Continue reading

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It HAD to be a Friday

It was a week ago last Friday (It HAD to be a Friday); when, for no apparent reason, I decided to voluntarily do the dishes. I plugged the sink and added detergent and suddenly realized there was no hot water. … Continue reading

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