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Thursday, January 14, 2021

Fade Out part 74

Jasper comes into the kitchen and leans against the wall watching Sally prepare dinner. God, I love her. I’m just not ready yet to retire. He walks up behind her and hugs her and kisses her neck. “I love you.” “I love you too,” Sally responds. She turns to face him. He embraces her, pulls back and... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, January 11, 2021

Fade Out part 73

Chapter Thirty Jasper arrives home. Sally notices there is a difference but not sure what happened at work. I wonder if he gave his two-week notice. I’m not in the mood for him to bite my head off if I ask, but that’s never stopped me before. “Jasper, how was work today?” “Why?” “Nothing, except you... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, January 10, 2021

Fade Out part 72

Chapter Twenty-Nine The status reports from the last project have been submitted and reviewed. As luck would have it, the organs were still viable upon harvest and immediately sold. The chairman sits back and contemplates how close they came to losing out on this one. A couple more hours and all... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, January 9, 2021

Fade Out part 71

Crap! Now I am gonna have to retire. No one is going to hire someone my age. I just wanted a couple more years of peace and quiet before I had to retire. Sally just loves to chatter the night away and I like quiet. I can’t be alone with my thoughts! “No, it looks pretty clear cut.” Mr. Chaney takes... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, January 8, 2021

Fade Out part 70

“Does it matter? I need to sleep.” “Alright, dear. Just let me know what you decide. Good night.” Jasper arrives at work in the morning. He clocks in and puts his lunch in his locker. The receptionist walks in and tells Jasper, “The boss would like to see you.” “I’ll be right there.” Now what? I... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, January 7, 2021

Fade Out part 69

“I think I will. I need a beer first.” He walks to the fridge and reaches for a beer when it happens again. “Damn! Get me a chair.” Sally pushes a chair under him. “Dear, you want me to call the doctor? Go to the ER?” He raises his hand. “Stop, please stop. Just let me sit here a moment and let it... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Fade Out part 68

Chapter Twenty-Eight Jasper sits in his kingdom - the living room on his throne. Nobody dares to sit in his Barcalounger – not even the dog. With the remote in one hand and a can of beer, he is in heaven. It’s an escape from all the nagging that Sally does. It’s just one thing after another. He... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Fade Out part 67

He ends the call and leaves the phone out so that he can destroy it upon arrival at the warehouse. Silence in the ambulance until arrival at the warehouse. As soon as they pull in, the manager waits for them to find out what happened. “He was dead when we picked him up.” “How long?” “I’d say no more... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, January 4, 2021

Fade Out part 66

The man freezes in his step. Sweat begins to trickle down and soak his shirt. Damn! Who would call this late at night? Not good. Not good at all. Every ring permeates the atmosphere. It stops ringing. There is no movement in the bed – not even a slight turn from the noise. He goes outside and gives... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, January 3, 2021

Fade Out part 65

Twenty minutes later Joe and Oscar leave the bar and head for their car. “Thanks, man. Tonight has been so memorable. I can’t thank you enough.” “Don’t mention it. I enjoyed having someone pick up the tab.” He laughs and elbows Joe. “I didn’t mind. It was worth it.” There is no more ballpark... Sign in to see full entry.

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