A young man entered a gilded elevator, and pushed the button for the top floor. In his hand, he held a small package. To be honest, he was surprised he had made it so far. “What could have induced Robert … Continue reading
On a cool December morning, Dustin Tanglewood awoke to find bright whiteness outside his window. Overnight, his quiet suburban neighborhood had transformed into a snowy paradise. As he took a closer look, there was only one thing out of place, … Continue reading
On the day of thanks,
Why are we told to want more?
Can’t Black Friday Wait?
Don’t spend Thanksgiving
In a gray, cold, parking lot.
Discounts won’t cut it.
– Alex Schattner (11/19/12)
Bertram Mead drew his first building at the age of five. To be honest, the “building” was little more than a few scribbled lines in a silver-blue crayon, but his parents were impressed by his imagination. They encouraged Bertram to … Continue reading
It’s a time-old marvel–
how gossip becomes legend.
How faults are masked,
and virtues expanded.
How facts are abandoned,
and mystery acquired.
It happens slowly…
or maybe not…
but it’s been destine from the start.
– Alex Schattner
Had Phillip Connors been born in Japan, he might have been a sumo wrestler. That’s how big he was. Instead, he was “lucky enough to hail from the great state of Hawaii.” Kauai, to be exact. His father was a … Continue reading
My latest tale, “Nina Faces Reality,” is now posted on Spinning Straw into Gold. I would like to thank Christie, the blog’s editor, for inviting me to write a guest story, and for providing me with the prompts “Los Angeles” and “Reality TV.” Christie’s encouragement and enthusiasm have been inspiring. This story is dedicated to her. – Alex Schattner (Click anywhere to be taken to the story)
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