The Guide

The Guide

Nick first noticed the old man, carrying a flat tire wrapped around a red-painted wheel, right outside of work one night. When Nick saw him the next night, the graybeard was two blocks down the street and pushing a wheelbarrow with — yes — a red-painted wheel. “Good...
True Love

True Love

Bradley leaned forward in his chair and studied Tara’s face. She had just taken a bite of his special key lime pie, which meant he would have his answer within just a few minutes. And that made him nervous. In his experience, women were liars. They acted like...
Winter Respite

Winter Respite

It was early March when Father called — Mother had taken a turn for the worst. I hopped in my jalopy that evening and started for Fort Wayne. It was a six-hour drive from Dayton in clear weather, with which the late Winter had blessed us, and I hoped the old girl...
Honor Thy Mother

Honor Thy Mother

My mommy is the best mommy there is, and all I’ve every wanted is to make her life easier and happier. She cooks and cleans for Daddy and me, and she takes me to school and helps me with my homework and rubs Daddy’s back when he comes home tired from...