Bit of a tearaway sharing stories that I would tell the children that I always wanted but never had.
Letty always loved boating. Her mother had always warned her about her adventurous nature, and the consequences of nefarious thoughts. "What in the hell do you think you'll find in the big city anyway?"
The Bimbo's Dildo
It was dark, he was familiar with the area so he took a right at the expressway. Unable to decide which exit to take, he chose the next one available. Off to the left, he'd seen a sign in the shape of Texas with a couple of cabaret legs painted on it, so he took a U-turn at that exit.
Star Wars, Empire and Jedi
It was the summer of 1977. I was 9, going on 10 and my brother was 11 going on 12. We were both born in November. It didn't dawn on us at the time, but this was the last summer we'd share before he'd be off to middle school, leaving me alone in the elementary school we had both been attending for the last 5 years.
Black Sheep of the Family - I've figured out why!
My father has Alzheimer's and has recently started letting out little secrets that I have been able to puzzle together 53 years after being born.
The Cat and the Ashtray
A couple of years ago, a cat we inherited brought home a best friend. They were both maybe three, four months old, both male and still very playful. Although the new cat was slightly larger than our original, he was very skittish and shy for a long time. To this day, he is scared of cats smaller then himself.
The Time I Shaved a Dead Body
Given the choice, most people would prefer a sudden, quick death over a long, drawn-out demise. We are selfish. The sudden unexpected option is a much sadder experience for our loved ones. When we linger on, whether in a hospital or at our homes, our family members get a comforting sense of relief once we pass as our suffering has ended. They’ll remind each other that we’re now in a better place.
The Mexican Theatre Incident
My parents grew up in a small Mexican border town located near Rio Grande City, Texas. My maternal grandfather was very successful, and owned 'El Indio', a favorite watering hole of the town's more elder (male-only) residents. Back in 1979, atop the town's largest hotel, somebody had decided to build an open-air movie theatre. This hotel (it's still there - the theatre's gone) is located directly across the street from my grandfather's cantina.
You Think Your Brother was Bad?
Like many young boys, I used to get a kick out of scaring my sister. My sister, I imagine, has won many "whose brother scared them the worst" conversational contests. The truth is, I really shouldn't have done it. But I was young.