Single Day Weekend

I rubbed the sleep from my eyes for the third time that morning and finally dared to check my phone, close to dying for lack of a spare charger, to find that it was only a quarter to ten. Plenty of time. Rev’s radio alarm clock had been droning for a few hours now, faintly…

Holding On

At fifteen years old, Barry shouldn’t have been feeling the pressure of taking on the family business. While other kids had fantasized about running away from their plumber fathers and their plumber family businesses in favor of the circus, Barry fantasized about quite the opposite. Plumbers had job security and, excepting freak accidents involving water…

Heavenly U-Hauls

I’ve only ever moved once in my life. It was in the middle of fourth grade from the south side of Arlington, TX to the south-er side of Arlington, TX, just far enough to put me in the zone of a different elementary school. I finished out my fourth grade year with all my friends…