Saving Chicago

Dammit, why am I always late? This one wasn’t my fault at all, but I will concede that it is a trend. After 20 hours of checkpoints - national, state, civic, militia - I was at least in the right city. By the time I arrived at my actual destination, James Nelson wasn’t at his…

Mum’s Allergic to the Sun

“I love you so much Hailey.” “I love you too GG!” she said, throwing her arms around her grandmother and planting a kiss on her cheek that lingered. Linda lit up just like she always did when her grandkids were there.  “Come on sweetie, let’s go get ready for the game. Say goodbye,” Greg said…

An Allegory

Years ago a relative of mine died and left me an inheritance. A note with it read: “Tend to this to get what is best, that which you love.”  The executor went on to explain that some money had been put in a trust for me. I could put money into the account if I…

Until Proven Guilty

The moderator indicated that there was only 10 minutes left in the debate and Emerson hadn’t made his much anticipated announcement yet. “I will now cede the floor to each candidate for 5 minutes for closing remarks,” said the man sitting at the centre podium with his back to the audience. “Mr. Cates, as the…

Come Here Son

Big, warm tears were now streaming down his face. “Why did you let me do it then,” he screamed through his clenching teeth as his face grew increasingly red. “I’ve tried to save you from a lot in my life, son, but you had your mind made up.” “You knew it was going to happen.”…