Groucho Marx vs. Abbott & Costello: Does anybody care?
New week for Frain – same old result: Murder.
Drink for Justice Reading time: 1 minute Way I figure it, Frain made his choice three years ago. People collect things. Frain collected license plates. From the cars we stole. One morning, this is three winters ago, it’s five degrees outside. We’re coming home from 7-11 on account of Frain’s needing to address his Mountain […]
Murder Through the Molar Reading time: 1 minute The office is closed. I don’t work Sundays, but I have one patient. A Mr. Frain. He’s behind in his payments for a root canal. Also, he caught me fondling a patient. Him, when the local wore off early. He threatened to expose me like an x-ray. […]
Reading Time: 1 minute Was my therapist who told me to start a blog. Then, a few sessions later she got all pissy about it. “You talk to the world, but you barely talk to me” was the way she put it during one session. Well, I thought, the world is more interesting than most of your […]
The Interview Reading time: 1 1/2 minutes The receptionist squeezed the last bite of pepperoni pizza between her lips. She looked up when the office door swooshed open. Recognized him instantly. “Chuckles!” She covered her mouth with her hand. “Come in.” The man looked down at his chest. “Am I wearing a name tag? How […]
Going Home Reading time: 1 1/2 minutes He stood in the shadow of daybreak. Sand gave way to surf. Ocean inched closer with the tide as minutes ticked by. Gentle waves lapped over his bare feet. A sense of home tingled through his skin. At the edge of the horizon, the sun crept above the […]
Paws in the Action – Reading time: 1 minute Mason was tired of playing second fiddle in his latest relationship. Janey slept with Chairman Meow, her yellow tabby, more nights than she invited Mason upstairs. So Mason took matters into his own hand. Foot, really. One night, two drinks over his limit, Mason introduced the […]
The 7 Solution On Tuesday, February 7, we presented the Flash Fiction Mystery of the Week. Read it first if you want to play along before we reveal the solution in the next paragraph. Among other clues (six other clues, to be exact!), the story included the line, “Doc and I chatted as he fixed […]
O, Cult Reading time: 2 minutes My knees ached from squatting behind the Monkey’s Tail. Stakeouts made me sleepy, and there’s no Starbucks in the jungle. The laughter of a faraway hyena and the stuttering of a nearby macaw stole my attention. “Can I help you?” Startled me. I fell. “You’re a dopey one,” the […]