The Girl in the Pink Dress

THE GIRL IN THE PINK DRESS There was this little girl sitting by herself in the park. Everyone passed by her and never stopped to see why she looked so sad. Dressed in a worn pink dress, barefoot and dirty, the girl just sat and watched the people go...

The Mouse Trap

THE MOUSE TRAP A mouse looked through a crack in the wall to see the farmer and his wife opening a package. What food might it contain? He was aghast to discover that it was a mouse trap. Retreating to the farmyard the mouse proclaimed the warning: “There is...

The Grandfather’s Table

THE GRANDFATHER’S TABLE A frail old man went to live with his son, daughter-in-law, and four-year old grandson. The old man’s hands trembled, his eyesight was blurred, and his step faltered. The family ate together at the table, but the elderly grandfather’s shaky hands and failing sight made eating...

The Integrity of Ugly

THE INTEGRITY OF “UGLY” Everyone in the apartment complex that I that lived in knew who Ugly was. Ugly was the resident tomcat.  Ugly loved three things in this world: fighting, eating garbage, and, shall we say, love. The combination of these things combined with a life spent outside...