Monday, December 23, 2019

Episode 39 - Setting Up

“I think we’re going to have to do something about Maura,” Judith said to Vince as they were setting up for the art show after school.

"Yeah," Vince agreed with a smirk.

“I’m serious. She’s out of control.”

“What do you want to do? Stage an intervention?”

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Episode 38 - Avoidance

Blaine slowly opened the front door and stepped into the house on Monday morning. His family was in the dining room having breakfast, but they looked up when they heard the door open. The children jumped out of their seats and ran over to greet him with hugs.

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Episode 37 - Losing Sleep

Jeremy trudged into the kitchen and poured himself a bowl of cereal. He rubbed his eyes, trying to wake himself up. He hadn’t slept well since the night of the Halloween party. He kept replaying the events of the night over in his mind and kicking himself over what had happened and the things he said. He felt absolutely sick about it. How could he have been so stupid?

He sighed and sat down at the kitchen counter. He pushed the bowl aside and let his head drop against the counter. Suddenly he’d lost his appetite.

When Judith walked into the kitchen she just looked at him and shook her head.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Episode 36 - Brooke's Birthday

As Reese passed by the office break room, she noticed a small group chatting excitedly by the coffee maker. Dustin, one of her co-workers, had his arm around a nicely dressed woman she hadn’t seen before.

“Reese, come congratulate us," Dustin called out when he spotted her in the doorway. "I just asked Deborah to marry me and she said ‘yes.’”

Reese stepped forward with a polite smile and offered her congratulations.

“Isn’t it gorgeous?” Deborah gushed as she reached out her hand to show off her ring. “I can’t stop looking at it.”

“Very,” Reese agreed. It was an impressive ring with large stones and was clearly very expensive.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Episode 35 - Mistaken

Artie peeked into his dad's office. "Did Miss Jolene leave already?"

Lawrence nodded. "You just missed her."

"Aw, man. I wanted to see what she thought of my costume. I guess I'll have to show her later." Artie lingered in his dad's office. There was something else on his mind that he wanted to talk about, but he wasn't sure if it was a topic he should bring up. "Hey, dad. Since we have a minute, just you and me, can we talk?"

"Of course," Lawrence replied. He turned to his son, giving him his full attention. "What's on your mind?"

"I was just thinking about something. . ." Artie stammered a moment, looking down at his hands as he tried to come up with the right way to broach the topic. "I was just thinking, Mom's been gone a long time and it would be okay if, you know, you wanted to start dating again or anything like that."

Lawrence exhaled sharply. He was so taken aback by that remark that for a moment he was without words. When Artie looked up at him, he could see the sincerity in his son's eyes and knew he had to respond in a way that showed he was taking this man-to-man talk just as seriously. "Do you think I should?"

"Only if you want to," Artie said with a shrug.