The Nice Thing About Strangers

Creative Non-Fiction Short Stories. :) Travel, Oldsters, Love, and Compassion.

Brotherly Love

It’s such an early shuttle to the airport. Two brothers wear green plaid shirts, grey sandals, black cargo pants in larger and smaller sizes, respectively. Groggy as they board, their mother … Continue reading

August 12, 2015 · 5 Comments

Best of Intentions

I’m delighted to share this story from the clever and insightful SFC Keith Hummel, a former student and current friend. ** I make it a point to avoid social interactions … Continue reading

June 1, 2015 · 3 Comments


                              Because I, only I, see her smile a fraction before it reaches her face…Because her … Continue reading

November 19, 2012 · 19 Comments

Thank You For Your Service

He ambled through the aisle of the convenience store. His hat read “Veteran: World War II.” I beamed at him, as I do at most elderly people, and he stopped … Continue reading

October 15, 2012 · 24 Comments

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She parks in the first spot outside Arby’s, and he waits patiently in the passenger side, readying his oxygen tank as she…

September 28, 2012 · 2 Comments

Love Can Also Be Restless, Ferocious.

I know now, what I didn’t know then, that affection can’t always be expressed in calm, orderly, articulate ways; and that one cannot prescribe the form it should take for … Continue reading

February 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

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