[Written in 2012]
Recently, there was a decrease in the significance of my significant other. She who previously had been significant became insignificant. The demotion was initiated, as they say at companies, internally. She requested to terminate the status of her significance. Significantly for me, there’s no protocol in place for halting these things. I was significantly affected. Continue reading “Significance”
She stood by her car in the wind in the parking lot of the movie theater. We had met there last time, and she suggested we meet there again, worried that we’d miss each other.
I parked beside her and took the job bag from the seat. As I got out, she approached.
“How are you?” I said.
She said, “Very good.” We had a little small talk, then I set the job bag on my trunk, and pointed out the printed instructions that showed through the clear plastic. The same as last time. One-hundred sixty pages. Front matter, guts, TOC, index, glossary. Continue reading “The Reader: A True Story”
Just back from Stop N Shop, where a kid in a cart said, “Mom, we’re only in the aisle near the milk and the butter and ice cream.”
“Yes,” mother said.
“And the cheese is all the way on the other side, so I don’t have to worry.”
I’ve confirmed, there is a fear of cheese, and it is turophobia. Continue reading “Fearlessness”