The Rise of the Subway Conductor

NYC subway conductor: Stand clear of the closing doors.  Do not hold the doors open and delay the train.  Thank you. There’s an man holding a train door open.  An elderly woman is about 10 feet away, and is very slowly moving toward the train car.  The conductor sticks his head out his window and … Continue reading The Rise of the Subway Conductor

A Spooky/Cautionary Tale

(in a spooky voice around a campfire) 20 years ago today - it was a dark and stormy night.  Lightning crashed into the old clock tower.  The wind roared.  Thunder boomed.  It would have been impossible to drive in these conditions. Ghouls and ghosts gallivanted around town, haunting and spooking and scaring all along the … Continue reading A Spooky/Cautionary Tale

The Case of Jillian Postfontane

Jillian Postfontane was the greatest Harry Potter fan fiction author of her generation.  Her stories were frequently mistaken for “the real thing.”  She had won all the Harry Potter fan fiction awards for the past 5 years. In August 2007, MI6 raided Ms. Postfontane’s compound in South Africa, expecting to find either the stolen notebooks … Continue reading The Case of Jillian Postfontane

Shoe Theft

Rebecca Briggsbury owned 121 pairs of wooden shoes – the largest wooden shoe collection in Fairfield County. One afternoon, she and her roommate, Piper, were eating lunch in the kitchen, when suddenly an alarm sounded.  Rebecca quickly stood up. “Alexa, put the house on lockdown – code 9”, she commanded.  “There’s been a shoe breach.” … Continue reading Shoe Theft

Bill’s Wishes

Bill Roomley wasn’t a patient man.  In fact, some would actually call him a not-so-patient man.  Others would call him an un-patient man.  Others would call him, accurately, an impatient man. Late one Saturday night, Bill encountered a genie on his walk home.  The genie had clearly been drinking, and he mistakenly gave Bill, not … Continue reading Bill’s Wishes

The subway conductor

NYC subway conductor: Stand clear of the closing doors.  Do not hold the doors open and delay the train.  Thank you. There’s a man holding a train door open.  He’s struggling with several bags.  The conductor sticks his head out his window and looks at the man. NYC subway conductor: Sir, stand clear of the.. … Continue reading The subway conductor