Empty Nest

Marcia Marshall was not going to be outbid.  She started the bidding high for a date with the good looking blonde haired gentleman in a flashy tuxedo.  She had a feeling about this …

It was August,1980.  34-year old Head Nurse Marcia Marshall was working at the Mental Health Institute (MHI) in Mt. Pleasant.  She needed to change the dressing on the hands of a patient, …

I heard a voice.  It was a young female voice coming from, it sounded like, the inside of the wall, or maybe the attic, or guest bedroom.  Or maybe even from town.  We live a couple of …

November 3, 1989, I lay on my living room floor covered with blood, bleeding to death.  It was 2:00 am.  I had drunkenly pitched through the glass top of my coffee table and cut myself to …

There was an explosion and AK-47 bullets ripped through the tent.  John rolled out of his cot.  Before he hit the ground a bullet nicked him in his left buttock—like Forest Gump, he …

“Pronoic” is the opposite of “paranoic.”  A “paranoic” is a person who believes the world conspires against them.  A “pronoic” believes the …

There was a blinding light in the night sky above the Empty Nest Farm.  It was like we had a second yard light.  I looked up to see the fullest moon beaming proudly and majestically over …

We put Buddy, our dog, on The Green Bean Diet.  He was getting quite obese and we had to do something about it for his health.  I don't allow obesity in myself, I don't allow it in our …

I'm humbled as well as flattered to be invited to my hometown of Monroe for a “Meet the Author and Book Signing.”  It will be at the Monroe Public Library, 416 Buchanan St, on …

They pray every morning to bring them God encounters.  Thomas and Carole-Anne Elliott are Canadians.  In their fifties, they are floating down the Mississippi River on a sailboat.  …

Curt Petersen's wife, Emma, shouted, “Curt, Curt, are you alright?” “Yeah,” Curt groaned.  “Call an ambulance.” When the life-flight helicopter landed, the life-flight nurse asked, “Mr. Petersen, on a scale of one-to-ten, with ten being the worst, how much pain are you in?”

Curtis Giberson from Hillsboro studied the '54 Chevy he saw on an on-line farm auction.  The picture wasn't very good.  The caption read, “Only 32,400 …

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