After this week's 101-word tale, I'll update you on recent appearances in Santa
Clara and Arizona (and next week's venture to San Jose). But first...the Story
of the Week (dedicated reader Rob C. provided the prompt).
Hay! There’s No Place Like Nome
Sherry and Terry were twins who decided to try separate vacations during spring
Sherry went to Nebraska, where her cousins promised her a fun hay ride with
boys who liked to kiss. Sherry was ready.
Apparently allergic to hay, she repeatedly sneezed all over her date,
Mortified, Sherry fled.
Terry visited her Alaskan cousins who took her on a sleigh ride, with boys who
hugged her “to keep her warm.”
Unfortunately, Terry forgot her gloves and hat. Miserably frozen, she limped
back to her cousins’ house.
Upon reuniting, the sisters shared their “awesome” trips—or so they told each
The Rotary Tour Lives On...
Last week's traveling road show took me to a great Rotary club in Santa Clara,
where I wowed the Rotarians with my magic story wheel and stories about
competing against A.I. to write my latest book, FAST FICTION, Vol. 2: Man Vs.
Once again, I met a lot of really great people and they tossed me some
excellent questions about my experience (writing and otherwise). I've included
a few pics for visual evidence that I wasn't hallucinating (at least not
all of it).
After Santa Clara, I traveled south (way south), all the way to Sonoita,
Arizona, where I set up shop at the Second Saturday in Sonoita event at The
Coop, a fun event organized by Sunset Ride Vineyards.
If I had more space (and didn't want to get PETA after me), I'd include a shot
of a chicken-killing skunk that met its demise on my sister's ranch. The shot
shows me removing the deceased skunk and a half-eaten chicken with a shovel. I
was using the shovel--the chicken wasn't able to hold it at that point. Never
mind. It's a long story--certainly more that 101 words.
Moving on... Next week I'll be in San Jose at another awesome Rotary gig. Stay
tuned for more on that.
Finally, I'm going to include a link to last week's blog. If you're a
subscriber, you had it conveniently delivered to your email inbox, but if you
see these posts via a social media link (like on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
or LinkedIn), I didn't have time to create the links last week, so here it
And that'll do it for this week.