Gloaming Gap

The horrors of small-town life

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March 2012

Muffin and Stuffin: The Impertinent Smell

Jesse’s beast of an auto complained one last time, cresting the hill north of Gloaming Gap. The engine swore like a sailor and farted exhaust through the driver’s side air conditioning vents. Jesse’s gags from the stench stifled his salty… Continue Reading →

In the Dark

The rain poured down in sheets outside. Thunder rattled my office window and echoed in my ears. The lights in the building flickered, and I briefly wondered if I should light my lantern. Before I could get up, a shadowy… Continue Reading →

The Extended Forecast

At my very first Mid-Atlantic Meteorological Association convention, I literally ran right into my idol, Chris Spencer. Spencer was the weatherman on one of the “Big Three” morning news programs and was the keynote speaker for the convention. After I… Continue Reading →

The Offer

Chip Foster gripped his briefcase so tightly, the handle pinched the folds of his palm. He switched the case to his other hand. Tried to calm himself, tried to relax. Today wasn’t going to be good.

On the Dotted Line

I watched as the steam climbed from the plate of meatloaf and mashed potatoes placed directly in front of me. I took a breath in, sighed, and slowly sat down at the front counter. This would be the first meal… Continue Reading →

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