Category Archives: Stories

Illustrations that are good short-stories (fictional or non-fictional)

Sometimes the Solution is Easier than You Think

Mensa is an organization whose members have an IQ of 140 or higher. A few years ago, there was a Mensa convention in San Francisco, and several members lunched at a local cafĂ©. While dining, they discovered that their saltshaker … Continue reading

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A moment of Grace

On April 26, 2008, the Western Oregon women’s softball team played against Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Washington. During the course of the game, Western Oregon senior Sara Tucholsky hit the first homerun of her college career. She dropped her … Continue reading

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I Saw Me

“I’m sorry. Please forgive me! I don’t mean to hold you up,” he said as he struggled to get off the escalator.I’ll admit to it. There have been times when walking or driving behind an older person, I’ve gotten impatient … Continue reading

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“Miracle” product

WD-40 is almost a miracle product.? Here is what it says it can do on the back of the package. Remove black heel marks, scuff marks and crayon from washable surfaces. Quiet squeaks. Lubricate drawers, windows, toys, snaps, zippers and … Continue reading

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Talk about a bad deal…

In 1965 47-year-old Francois Raffray made a deal with then 90-year-old Jeanne Calment. He agreed to pay her $500 a month for the rest of her life in exchange for her condo when she died. He paid her that sum … Continue reading

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