Tag: short

A Promise Kept

Jenny raced out of her house, car keys in her hand, and dressed as if embarking on an adventure in the tundra.  Before getting into her Prius, she noticed a tiny, shivering boy sitting alone by the side of the road. “Nicky, did you miss the bus again?” “I’m sorry, Aunt Jenny.  I was making…

Happy Birthday To Me

Out at sea, no one can hear you scream, no one can come to your rescue. Around midnight, I was startled out of a deep sleep by the sounds of screams coming from the deck.  My family was in trouble. Perhaps I should have stayed where I was, but I had to see what was…

Girl’s Weekend In NYC

Four women – lifelong friends since college – have been going on the same trip for many years.  They would take a long weekend in New York City where they would visit museums, catch a Broadway show, eat at fancy restaurants and do a little shopping.  It was their one constant in life, through marriages,…

The Ninja, The Super Hero, And The Old Lady

The big night had arrived:  Halloween!  This year was special.  For the first time, Liam and Sally were going trick or treating on their own. To be honest, I’m wasn’t a big fan of the idea.  Liam wasn’t quite eleven yet, and Sally was only seven.  They approached my husband and I earlier in the…