The Derringer

January 25, 2016

“I’m sorry to say, Mr. Jones, that we can’t hire you.” “Why? I’m an excellent candidate. Look at my history of selling heavy equipment. Have you checked my references and letters of recommendation?” “We have, but those factors have been overridden by a problem.” “What problem?” “You lied to us.” “I did not.” “According to…

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New Toys

March 8, 2013

As boy Mike fired toy pistol popping smelly row of charred red caps curling out pistol down to feet. He later celebrated new greenie stickem caps small explosive circles placed on striking points of individual toy bullets. Shooting pistol was cool but loading laborious. Now Mike wishes he’d owned toys like young Clyde’s. In particular…

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