Very Short Stories

Portion Control

I thought I knew of all the bogus bible verses people throw around. “The Lord helps those who help themselves.” or “Idle hands are the

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Hi Roomie

To this day I don’t know if my college roommate ever came out.  I hope he has.  I hope he is out and happy and

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Group Dues

After a rather lonely ninth grade at my new school I decided that my social survival depended on belonging to a group my sophomore year

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The Great Mel

Everyone in camp was crazy about Mel.  He was exciting and unpredictable and always very loud; even more so than most junior high program directors. 

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My Mom’s Arms

She died a while ago, but I recalled a wonderful memory standing at my mother’s graveside. Even after a decade in the California desert, my

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