Monthly Archives: March 2019

These Divided States: High Price to Pay, chapter 4

Chapter 4 Jane stilled in her office and held her breath. Water dripped into the bathroom sink on the other side of the office wall. A vehicle rumbled down the alley on the other side of the pull-up door behind … Continue reading

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Jane’s World: These Divided States: High Price to Pay

The world of drugs. Not exactly a place to stay or visit for more than a few minutes. In an alternate US, making drugs legal doesn’t change that. Jane was born into the drugs world before they were legal. When … Continue reading

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When CRS hits

Last weekend, I’m not sure what happened to my brain but I had a serious case of CRS. That’s Can’t Remember Stuff (or another ‘s’ word of your choice). You see, we had gone to Costco and picked up some … Continue reading

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These Divided States: High Price to Pay, Chapter 3

Chapter 3 Jane glanced down. Red dots from the laser sights of the automatic weapons peppered the shirt covering her heart. Her grip tightened on the machete in her hand. Dying hadn’t been in her plans for today. And yet, … Continue reading

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You Suckā€”And that’s good

We have an in-house vacuum that was here when we bought our home. We’d already replaced the hose and vacuum head twice in the last 15 years. Then over Christmas, we noticed that the head was cutting in and out … Continue reading

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Fountain of Nope

After our cat’s near-death encounter, we were told that he needed to drink more water. One of the ways to encourage him to drink more was to have a fountain. It seems that the sound of running water makes cats … Continue reading

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These Divided States: High Price to Pay, Chapter 2

Chapter 2 Callum French paused outside the Drugs Oversight Agency. Across the street from the brick building in downtown Phoenix, a strip club advertised happy hour from five PM to eight PM. Bail bondsmen offices grew like mushrooms in the … Continue reading

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Feeding the Addiction

When the going gets tough, the tough go shopping. Especially if it’s online and, you know, I don’t have to see people or interact with them. Since the kitty was hospitalized last week, I needed a distraction and so I … Continue reading

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Blocked

It’s been a heck of a week, and after this last weekend, I’m exhausted and fighting the beginnings of a cold. But enough about me. This is about my cat. You see, he went from being a very healthy, friendly … Continue reading

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These Divided States: High Price to Pay, Chapter 1

Chapter 1 2037 Outside of Phoenix, Arizona Jane Doe glanced over her shoulder. Across the street, people milled in Murphy Park, gathered in knots around the library doors, or lounged on the metal picnic tables under the desert willows, enjoying … Continue reading

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