Heaven’s Road : A Paean for the Muckdogs

The way he discovered the Muckdogs is a story in itself. It was on a Saturday after a fight with his wife (now ex). He’d been meaning to go out to Batavia for some time. There was an outlet store there that sold really nice flannel and wool shirts and wool coats, very warm, madeContinue reading “Heaven’s Road : A Paean for the Muckdogs”

A Quick Death / a story by Tom Evans

“Good morning, Mr. Captain,” said Mr. Barnes, drolly. “Good morning, Jack,” Mr. Captain replied. “What brings you here so early?” “I’m not sure,” said Mr. Barnes. “No one’s in the office yet, and I’m expecting a big shipment, so I just thought I’d pass the time here, if you don’t mind.” “’Course not, want someContinue reading “A Quick Death / a story by Tom Evans”

“The Kissing Girl” / a story by Tom Evans

I first encountered her in the lunchroom at grade school, going from table to table and swooping down on a boy of her choosing, first wiping her mouth with her arm then planting a wet one on his unsuspecting cheek. I watched her like a hawk so it never happened to me, though whether itContinue reading ““The Kissing Girl” / a story by Tom Evans”