Very Short Stories

Pay the Toll

I take 6 one dollar bills on my daily walks downtown. Why 6? No clue.  I use them to pay the toll for passing through

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A Soft Touch

My mother told me of the “hobos” from the nearby railroad who would secretly mark her childhood home with signals.  The next traveler passing through

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A Warrior’s Heart

I got an email from Afghanistan yesterday.  After his first few tours of service as an Army Ranger in his twenties, Phil tried civilian life. 

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Angels, really?

Over the course of an all-day drive my friend and I touched on several topics. One that came back around a few times was this,

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I Am Not Angry

I sat through three cycles of a traffic light this morning, waiting for a left turn signal that never came.  I was the only one

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A Secret to Life

When our company did a promotional video for a bicycle company we traded services for mountain bikes. “Wouldn’t it be fun to take our sons

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An Early Gift

Last month in Kauai I remembered something weird and wonderful.  I can’t recall exactly why but I went to Hawaii by myself about 25 years

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Tony’s Tree

Last Sunday I was out at the street loading my trash trailer when two Samoan women walked up.  The younger of the two said, “That

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