Tag: humor

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. …

Musings

My husband wanted bacon on Friday (we’re Catholic, so we are supposed to abstain from meat on Fridays during Lent, and on Good Friday).  He told me he was king of the castle and if he wanted bacon, he should have bacon.  I laughed, explained that I was the queen and he was prince regent.…

My Appointment With Fashion

“You know what you don’t see anymore, Judy?  People wearing capes.”   “I beg your pardon?”   “Capes.”   “Capes?”   He nodded.   “Like Superman?”   He shrugged, “Sure.”  Scruntching his face and tilting his head to the side, he added “Sort of.”   “I imagine you see plenty of them at Comic Con…