Tag: Animals

Past Imperfect – #26

Clarissa, left: “Bernadette, honey, I don’t know if you were right about this hat.” Bernadette, right: “Don’t be silly. It’s terribly fashionable and it makes a statement.” Clarissa: “The statement it’s making is that I can’t see a damn thing. I’m just looking in the direction of your […]

Past Imperfect – #587

Prunella: “Will this car take to me to Broadsplat Station?” Driver: “Well, this is a cab, and I know where that is, so, probably. But you gotta leave the bird.” Prunella: “I don’t get the reference. What bird?” Driver: “The one in your hands. The one that is […]

The Corona Chronology: Day 37

Much to her eventual surprise, Cleo the Cat has an appointment on Monday that is not going to make her happy. As such, we are already psychologically preparing ourselves for the ordeal. Cleo does not play well with anybody that is not Cleo. I yanked the following out […]

Past Imperfect – #485

Boris: “Don’t you think it’s time we took the Christmas tree down?” Ginger: “Oh, heavens no! Can’t you see that Fluffy really likes living in it? Where will he sleep without the tree?” Boris: “Fluffy is a piñata that we got in Guadalajara when we were watching all […]

Past Imperfect – #103

It had never crossed Muriel’s mind that this selfie might attract unwarranted attention. But as she gazed lovingly at herself in the hand-crafted mirror, she noticed Mrs. Claus rushing up behind her, bellowing something about Santa delivering presents where he shouldn’t, as evidenced by the familiar North Pole […]

Almost Wordless Wednesday – #7

Here’s another chance for you, dear reader, to hop in the pilot seat and drive the story. This week’s selection is yet another snap from our Spain travels, although in this instance we have crossed the border into Gibraltar. (You know, that place where The Rock Of is.) […]

Communique from Cómpeta – #19

We were innocently making our way back from the proper village of Cómpeta to our little villa located on the outskirts of town. The wee journey had been rather uneventful so far, if you put aside the always-inherent danger of traveling the merest trace of a country road, […]

Dispatches from the Wasteland: The Unusual Suspects Amid the Aroma of Bad Parenting and Leftover Sushi

Note: Continuing with our theme of “people who are underappreciated for their appreciation of the performing arts” that has somewhat permeated the last two posts, here’s an excerpt from one of my work-in-progress books, “Cruise Control”. Setting the scene: Detectives Collin Oskopy (beleaguered, overworked, possibly alcoholic) and Virginia […]