Out there in the dark, there are things like ‘Animal’

I say this story was written in 1988 but I wouldn’t quote me on that. It was written in the 1980s, I’m sure. It has… READ MORE

You’ve got ’13 Seconds’ to get that pizza to my door … or else

I can say without equivocation I have never shot a pizza guy for being 13 seconds late with a delivery. I have never shot anyone… READ MORE

Beware the crafty kitty criminals of ‘Aunt Edna’s Cats’

In 1993 I decided I needed a dose of furry companionship. I went to the animal shelter and picked out a cat. A black cat…. READ MORE

Judi, and now everyone, is gone

Judi Baller-Fabian poses with members of the Guardia Seville at Retiro Park in Madrid, Spain, in this photo taken during a vacation trip in the… READ MORE

Confessions of a lonely old man

Photo courtesy of Benson Kua of flickr. — I am a lonely, miserable old man, with no reason to get up in the morning. I… READ MORE

Video didn’t kill the radio star

Photo courtesy of Feddacheenee via Creative Commons. — You are … a radio star. … You are … a radio star. … Video killed the… READ MORE

Another mass shooting and it’s inescapable: The medium is the message

Photo courtesy of Brandon Jasper of Flickr via Creative Commons license — Another mass shooting. Ten people dead this time in what has become a… READ MORE

Next Halloween, remember this story, ‘Trick-or-Treat’

This is a short story, and it is short even for that. I say up front because I don’t want you to think you’ve been… READ MORE

My cat is sick and it scares me. I don’t want him to die

In this photo, Pavlov sits amid the ruins of tractor-feed perforation strips from my old Okidata dot-matrix computer printer. He loved playing with those strands… READ MORE

Mladen and Del review ‘Bug’

“Bug” Starring Ashley Judd, Michael Shannon, Harry Connick Jr., Lynn Collins. Directed by William Friedkin. 102 minutes. Rated R. ( Warning: Spoilers follow. ) Mladen’s… READ MORE