Tag Archives: Relationships

Storming The Birthday Cake

“Did it feel weird to not have your birthday overshadowed by a failed insurrection this year?” Holly asked as a mischievous smile danced across her beautiful face. It was another cold, snowy Sunday in Maine.  In fact, it was the … Continue reading

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New Year, Same Crappy World

Aaron sipped his Snapple and stared out at the river.  It was frozen in many places, but where the ice didn’t cover the surface, the water level rose dangerously close to the running path that snaked along the river’s edge. … Continue reading

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Bedside Manner

“This is not at all how I pictured my Christmas going,” Aaron admitted from under the covers on his side of the bed. It was Sunday morning, the day after Christmas, and he was still tucked in when he should … Continue reading

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The Vanishing Santa, Part 8

Monday brought a much welcomed return to normalcy.  Bruno preferred to work when the station house was packed with people and humming with life.  It just seemed like the natural orders of things, and it was too busy and hectic … Continue reading

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Forbidden Christmas Kisses

The snow had already accumulated a couple of inches, and continued to fall, as Holly and Aaron settled in on their usual bench overlooking the river. “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…” Holly sang as a joyous smile … Continue reading

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The Ghost of Christmas Cable

“I thought technology was supposed to make our life simpler,” Aaron complained with a heavy sigh. “That is what we were programmed to believe by our Robot Overlords,” Holly replied.  “Have you been told otherwise?” She chuckled at her own … Continue reading

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No Christmas Tree, No Christmas Tree

“So are you putting up a Christmas tree this year?” Holly asked after taking a long sip of her coffee. They sat on their usual bench overlooking the river, but it was cold, snowy, and icy today.  In fact, ice … Continue reading

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Thankful For What?

This couple knocked on my door tonight. They were dressed as Pilgrims.  Full blown first Thanksgiving kind of garb.  The guy had a clipboard, the woman just offered a smile. I’d normally tell strangers to get the hell off my … Continue reading

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More Stuffing For Me

“I have to ask you a question,” Holly warned him after taking a long sip of her coffee to warm up on a chilly November morning.  “I think I already know the answer, but I’m going to ask anyway…” Aaron … Continue reading

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The Spare Bedroom, Part 7

Becky had grown up as an only child.  As a result, she had come to love the idea of having a big house all to herself. Sure, here parents lived there, too, but make no mistake about it: Becky was … Continue reading

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