Very Short Stories

My First Robbery

A typical challenge of my first job in the video department of Rainier Bank involved bringing a sense of visual excitement to the Trust Department. 

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My Cheap Suit

To this day I remember the feeling of defeat; walking in and out of lobby after lobby applying for jobs in my cheap suit.  I

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My First Pimp

It was almost Spring.  We were broke and expecting our first child when I came home and announced that I was quitting my job to

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I got Fired

Somehow my parents found the money for my first year of college, then I was on my own.  Having cooked at a summer camp throughout

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The Yum Yum Tree

Helen hired me as a cook my freshman year. She sat all day at booth number one reading magazines and chain smoking Kools.  Mean as

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Poison Gas

Saturday at Lake Retreat was the end of one camp and the beginning of another.  Departing campers got fresh Danish butter-horn pastries for breakfast to

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A True Regret

Someone once told me that to qualify as a true regret, an event or action has to go into your life vault for at least

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Wedding Crasher

In Italy it’s called the “Passegiata,”  the wonderful evening stroll that families take together in the town square after the workday is done.  It is

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