collection of short pieces for the lover of good fiction
by this talented author will prompt both laughter and tears. Some tell
of lives in travail, others of people who have successfully
problems, and some are just fun to read for their own sake.
Stories by a Short Author...
first cop on the scene hammered on his window, which Fred obligingly
rolled down. “What’s the problem, officer?” he asked naively.
“Riot at the corner of Chestnut and Market,” said
the officer in a less than accommodating manner.
“I don’t think it could be called a riot,” Fred
volunteered, eager to clear up the confusion. “There was just a bunch
of people grabbing at money that was coming out of the sky.”
The cop gave his partner, who was now standing
beside him, a `this guy has slipped his moorings’ look. “What money?”
he inquired of Fred.
“Just money,” Fred replied as if he were talking
about very ordinary things like dry leaves and raindrops that normally
fell out of the sky. “See?” He pointed to the soggy bills on the seat
“Get outa the car,” the officer demanded gruffly.
hy, thought Fred? But in as much as he was used to
doing what he was told, he complied. Not, however, until he had
carefully picked up the money
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