Personal Force Field

My little invention has really shaken things up. I created the ultimate defensive weapon: the personal force field. It took awhile to get it into mass production but when we did, we sold a zillion of them. Sadly, I neglected to patent it, but I made my money. Since then, […]

Personal Force Field

Buyer

Buyer

I knocked. There was a long silence. Were they ignoring me, hoping I’d go away? Where could I go? I needed stuff. Most people need stuff. I can’t remember why (nobody can) but there just isn’t enough stuff to go around. Nobody will pay us to make stuff so we […]


Matchbox Collector

I paid with cash, something diners at that swanky place rarely use. I was dining alone as I always do. I left a generous tip for the waitress after flirting with her. Didn’t ask for her number. And on the way out, I took a matchbox. I always take a […]

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Nanook of the South

Nanook Of The South

Like the Great Auk, the Southern Hemisphere Eskimos were thought to be extinct. But some are still around. They ice fish, build and live in igloos, the whole nine yards. Nanook was a family man and a good provider. Nanook had an odd feeling that day, a feeling of being […]


The Evangelical Whatever

I like to convert people. Not to my religion, just to a different religion from the one they believe now. It’s fun. It’s challenging. And it keeps me in trouble, which, for this excitement junkie is a good thing. Ever tried something like that? Probably not. But just in case […]

The Evangelical Whatever

Sartre's Dish Towel

Sartre’s Dish Towel

It’s hard to know where a napkin ends and a dish towel begins, Sartre noted. Simone was unsympathetic and gave him grief over this—shaving with a napkin and putting a dish towel in his lap during lunch. She hated this even more than the socks and underwear randomly strewn about […]