The Best Thing Since

Woodruff and Bob weaved through the empty tables and sat down at a booth on the far end of the room. “Unlockables,” Bob said. “I’m listening,” Woodruff replied. “Locks that unlock as you near them,” Bob said.  “Your car, your house, your mailbox.  You walk up and ‘click’ it unlocks.” “How will the locks know […]

In Hot Water

Bob crawled, with his belly to the ground, and drug his legs through the tall wild grass.  He reached Woodruff’s position on the backside of a long berm.  Sliding in beside his friend, Bob peeked over the grassy berm.  The moonlight shone down on a quartet of strangers loading cages into the back of a […]

Back to the Drawing Board

Red and blue lights cycled in and out, changing the lighting of the darkened room with every turn.  A large, stern-faced man with a bush mustache stood next to a short woman with her hair pulled back in a ponytail.  The red and blue lights danced across the notepad of the stern-faced man.  “How many […]

Unreasonable Exposure

“This suit is so hot,” Bob said.  “I feel like it’s trying to suffocate me.” “I told you to go with the spandex,” Woodruff said. “So I can be on display for all the world to see?” Bob asked.  “No thank you.” “I feel light, like a hummingbird,” Woodruff replied. “You look like a Ken […]

Uno es el Numero mas Solitango

“Cinco empanadas, por favor,” Woodruff said.  He reached for the first meat pastry.  “How many do you want?” He turned around to see only unfamiliar faces, of friends yet to be made, filling the marketplace. “Bob?” he turned his raised eyebrow away from the sea of swarthy consumers and back to the business at hand.  […]

Foot In Big Mouth

The wind hollered across the serenely calm lake as the moonlight glimmered off its rippling waters. “Bob!” Woodruff called again. When no answer came, Woodruff stepped down onto the sandy banks of the wooded island.  A pair of footprints trailed off the beach into the brush.  Kenny stood at the edge of the bridge and […]

When We Come To It

“How much further?” Kenny asked. “If you ask me that one more time, Kenny, I’ll turn this bridge around,” Bob said.  “You just keep hammering.” “My hammering hand is tired,” Kenny replied. “Then use your other hand,” Bob said. “Oh, okay,” Kenny switched hammer from his left to his right hand and finished pounding the […]

Calls It How He Eats It

“This is the life,” Woodruff said. “We needed this,” Bob replied. “No doubt,” Woodruff agreed. Woodruff reached into a small Styrofoam cup and pulled out a muddy, wriggly, worm.  He quickly expanded a fish rod and caught hold of the hook dangling off the end of the line.  With the hook in one hand and […]

Horseplay

Woodruff strummed his fingers against a wooden countertop and looked listlessly out the front window at Bob twirling an arrow-shaped sign in a circle.  A cold breeze blew in through the door that was propped open by a giant horseshoe.   Bob tossed the sign in the air and tried to catch it behind his back.  […]

Farewell, Aquarius

Many of you may not be aware of this, but my brother Adam is a rock star.  And I don’t mean that like “Thanks man, you’re a rock star.”  I mean he is a real live rock and roll musician.  I’ll admit I am late to the game on his newest album, released in September, […]