Two roommates shared a small apartment in the heart of New York City. One roommate was a writer while the other was a model. Most of the time they got along fine, but one particular Wednesday evening, the model returned … Continue reading
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
One day, a dog and a cat were chasing after the same mouse, both used their instinctive skills. The cat ran as fast as it could, but the dog reached the mouse first. “Okay, you win,” said the cat, “You’re … 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)
Steve was awoken one October night by his dog’s whimpering. The clock said 3:12 am. The dog needed an emergency walk, and Steve had little choice but to take him on one. Steve reluctantly put on the clothes from the … Continue reading
There once was a young senator
who never cared about the poor.
This opinion, he stressed,
’til his father confessed
food stamps had been their life-savior.
– Alex Schattner
A wealthy business mogul, who dealt in dark magic, had an ingenious idea to sell products faster. He cursed an entire generation of Americans with fifteen minute attention spans. This made true love and true friendship nearly impossible, for both … Continue reading
Like many little boys, trucks, especially garbage trucks, fascinated Stanley Fender. His parents attributed this to when Stanley was a baby. Every morning, he would wake up to the sound of the garbage truck pulling up outside their house. This, … Continue reading
Two best friends were trying to come up with a business plan together, but each had a very strong opinion. One wanted to open up a doughnut shop and the other an ice cream shop. Creating both would be too … Continue reading
Three Shih Tzus were present at Susanna’s birth, and each had a gift to bestow. The first dog presented her with unparalleled cuteness, the second with street smarts, and the third with good judgment of character. Her parents were surprisingly happy … Continue reading