Tag: humor short story

I Love Sofia

“Profundity?  That’s a big word,” John smirked. Sofia’s hackles went up. “What’s that supposed to mean?” “Nothing.” “Is it because I’m a woman?” “Don’t be silly.” “Is it because I’m from Brooklyn – and not the trendy, hipster Brooklyn?” He shook his head. “It’s because my dad was a construction worker.” “This is getting out…

The Dirty Old Man

“Not again,” Lisa muttered before turning to the man tapping her shoulder. She looked him up and down.  What was it about her that attracted middle aged men?  At least this one seemed to be in decent shape. Still, he could be her father’s older brother.  Another dirty old man. “Look, sir, I’m sure you’re…

School Days

“Become a teacher, he said.  You’ll get summers off, he said.  Molding young minds is rewarding, he said.  Except he left out this part of the job.” “Talking to yourself again, Tom?”  Liam stepped into the room and let out an expletive.  “I was wondering what was taking you so long.  I thought we were…

Penance in Pike County

Jenna slept late.  She couldn’t take another day of traipsing through the woods while mosquitos snacked on her, so she made it clear last night that Mary and Tristan should go hiking without her. As she stood on the back porch overlooking the lake, she watched ominously dark clouds roll in.  Her sister owed her…

The Importance of Being Rudyard

“Rudyard is a stupid name,” Gus declared. Lisa frowned.  “What about Oscar?” “As in Oscar Wilde?  Only if you want my nephew bullied.” “Dickens?” He gave her the thumbs down.  Looking at his brother-in-law, he said, “Dan, don’t let her name him.” “I’m surprised by how much I like her choices.” “See,” Lisa smiled triumphantly. …