Or your mother. Or your uncle or your aunt. Or your brother. And pickup when they call, too.
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Long, long before caller ID, my dad would answer the phone, “Hi! How are ya?” which never failed to flummox the caller. My brother and I followed his example and managed to keep it up for several weeks until one evening, when Dad was working the swing shift, the phone rang, and after asking our stepmother if I could answer, after all it was my turn, I picked up and blurted, “Hi! How are you?” “What?” It was Dad. “How did? Goddammit, put your Stepmother on.” After she was done with the call Katie our stepmother said, “Your Dad says [Read More]
Think you can write a story in 150 words or fewer? We think you can — and we think you should! All a story really needs is an exposition, a character with a motivation, a complication or two, and a resolution. Surely all that can be crammed into 150 words? Try it and then send us the results. We’ll collect them, collate them, sort them, and eventually publish them, with your byline. A lucky few will even receive a recycled book from my own personal library. You could win a college linguistics textbook, an Alton Brown cookbook, or maybe even [Read More]