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, […]

Ain’t No Party

“We’re here talking to an unusual political candidate,” the blonde newswoman spoke into the camera.  “This first of its kind political team is running as a single entity for a seat in the state assembly.  Woodruff and Bob, thank you for being here.” “Thank you for having us, Janice,” Bob said. “It’s Suzanne.” “Of course […]

All About That Bounce

“How much longer are we going to do this?” “This is important, Bob.” “Is it?” “Yes, it is.” “Is it?” Bob laid a penetrating look on Woodruff, who ignored him.  The hum of machinery filled the massive manufacturing floor.  Workers scurried about, covered head to toe in bright white jumpsuits.  Woodruff pulled on a pair […]

Died On The Vine

“Boom!” Bob slapped down a card on the cherry wood tea table.  “Draw four.” “Shoot.” Woodruff picked up a yellow pencil and began to sketch rapidly on a small pad of paper.  He scribbled out four separate images of rubber ducks and handed it over to Bob. “Come to daddy, duckies.” “Okay, my turn,” Woodruff […]

Before They Hatch

With tongue pressed to the inner wall of his cheek, Bob carefully painted a thick blue stripe down the center of a milky shell.  Woodruff proudly held his egg up to eye level and admired the precision of two parallel red lines, which circled the delicate sphere. “Beautiful.” “That looks real good, Woodruff.” “It does, […]

VOILA!

Bob pulled open the door and stepped to the side.  Woodruff cupped his ears with his hands. “Why are you holding both ears?” “WHAT?” “Why are you covering your ears?” “I CAN’T HEAR YOU.  I’M COVERING MY EARS.” Woodruff walked through the doorway and stepped into the cozy waiting room.  There was a counter at […]

Pardon My Poupon

With a jackhammer like motion, Bob ran a large knife from one end of a cutting board to the other.  Tiny brown and yellow pebbles bounced in all directions. “There, see?” Bob said. “You’re not so much cutting as crunching,” Woodruff replied. “They are cut.” “More like smashed.” “Well this is impossible.” “I told you […]

Show Me

Putting one foot carefully in front of the next, Woodruff and Bob made their way slowly toward the back of a bright yellow van.  Bob signaled with his hands for Woodruff to move to the passenger’s side of the windowless vehicle, while he crept quietly around to his left.  The two moved slowly and silently, […]

Con Permiso

Woodruff and Bob knelt over a long piece of paper, stretched out on a hot sidewalk.  A towering building rose up beyond a large grass-covered campus.  Bob grimaced thoughtfully, while Woodruff peered down at the drawings like an art critic. “Okay, we have to stop with the revisions,” Woodruff said.  “This is it.” “You think […]