Sunday, September 25, 2005

Special Guest Sar

Sar graciously provided this story. Click her ruby slippers to hear a great Ghost story told in a voice like a bell.

Saturday, September 24, 2005

El Pulmon Del Mundo*

Story #11, in which three American eco-tourists learn that in the Lung of the World, it's blood that counts.

Swim with the dolphin and never mind the PiraƱas if you want to hear the story.

Pet a stand-in for my pet owl monkey, Roly-Poly to read the story.

Saturday, September 17, 2005

The Battle of Bee Mountain

Story #10, in which the Pascover family learns the value of thinking ahead.

To experience the trip, take California Highway 14.
Joshua Tree on Hwy 14.JPG
To read the story, swat the bee.

Happy belated birthday and best wishes to Jamie Dawn!

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Monika's Birthday

Here's a great story from my friend, Monika. Thanks, M.

East Germany 1982, 17th July

I was, at that time, one of three siblings. Four would add themselves later on.
We had just moved into a new flat, ´cause mom had left her 2ond husband and wanted to get as far away as possible.

It was my birthday and my mom had promissed that we would go to the bakery and I could pick a piece of cake...anything I´d like. The night before was spent with anticipation and images of all cake shapes, varieties and colours.

On my birthday morning, we did indeed go. Just me and mom. I could taste the sugar disolving on my lips. Money was very tight in my family, my mom being on her own and everything. Even back then I knew the honour that she was bestowing on me.

When we got into the bakery, it was filled with people. We had to wait for a very long time in line. Fianlly it was my mom´s turn and she asked me what I wanted. The problem, however, was that I couldn´t see because a rather big woman was infront of me and not making any space, so I said to my mom: “I can´t see, the fat lady is infront of me!” which was followed by a slap into my face and a pain I could not have imagined. We left without the cake...
Years later my mom would repeat this incident to whoever wnated o listen, with a slight change in emphasis.

Inappropriate, adj. As with truth it has three sides. My side, your side and what really happened!

Saturday, September 10, 2005

Aged a Day

Story #9, in which Doug learns what the years can't take away.

To hear the story, click the image of Atlanta at dawn.

To read the story, click on downtown at dusk.

Saturday, September 03, 2005

Willie Dreams Big

Story #8: In which we learn from Willie that delusions can come true.

To listen to Willie's story, click his image:

To read Willie's story, click his self-image:

For no good reason, look at this cool gif:doggy_flying_hg_clr

Anyone got a story for me this week?