(No author’s note. Just nice! Be with you next week.)
© Rochelle “The Boss” Wisoff-Fields
Love Lies Dying
by Miles H. Rost
Charles came home from school and ran upstairs without even a hello.
For 7 months, this happened everyday. Only stopped plinking to eat and sleep.
Finally, he came out of his room one day and called a family meeting. As the family gathered, he set up his one-man equipment.
“Family, I’ve slaved 7 months for this moment. To be able to present my new music. I call it “Jingle Rock”.
He played his heart out for 4 long minutes. The family paused, and finally clapped.
“What do you think?”
“You’re 32 years too late, son. They called it AOR back then.”
Charles only facepalmed.
(Author’s note: Job hunting time is happening, which means that my current amount of blogging/storywriting will probably be what I get to. In Korea, if you’re an average teaching schlub, you have to renew your contract year after year. So, I am on the hunt for a new teaching job that gets me closer to Seoul. Otherwise, enjoy this piece that just popped into mind.)
Enter a caption © Lucy Fridkin
I Will Get To You
by Miles H. Rost
“Do you remember the drill?”
Captain Paul Jacobson of the 27th Precinct grumbled at his makeshift partner, Captain Brock Kaplan of the NYPD Harbor Division.
“Get onto Government Island, get the girl, get out, no shots.”
“Do you remember what else you’re supposed to do?”
“Do you think this is my first rodeo, Kaplan?” Jacobson said, glaring hatefully.
Kaplan sighed as he gradually slowed the speedboat down. The plainclothes of the duo were covered in sea mist.
“This is my niece we’re talking about. And we’re not authorized.”
Jacobson looked down, shaking his head. Remembering his little Lisa, he steeled himself for the fight.