Skeeter and The Veteran

Skeeter and The Veteran

The online literary blog BarBar has published a couple of my stories. Click the link below to read them. Vernon Wade says “My chicken yard is a battlefield.” Read the story “Skeeter and the Veteran.” — barbar (bebarbar.com)
Irish Toddy

Irish Toddy

My new favorite is an Irish Toddy.   Place a slice of lemon and a squeeze of lemon juice in a mug. Cover with scalding water, leaving room for one ounce of Shanky’s Whip and one ounce of Irish Whiskey. Give it a stir and enjoy. Repeat as necessary....
Yes, you are

Yes, you are

Why do you argue with me, when I tell you how beautiful you are? Why do you roll your eyes and say, “No, I’m not.” as if I have no idea what I see with my own heart? You turn the stereo up so loud a deaf kid could dance to it, miming the lyrics with a provocative...
December 10th

December 10th

Sitting in the dark, listening to the heavy, wet snow slough off the branches of the oaks. There is a steady drip from the trees. It was snowing a little bit ago, but for now it has stopped. I hear the crash of a shed collapsing not too far away. The rooster is...
The Tea Pot

The Tea Pot

It is a quiet morning, the light still dim. Everything seems calm and muted, even the birdsong heard through the open window. I turn on the light over the stove and set the kettle on for tea. We had a very elegant stainless steel art deco kettle, but the bottom warped...