Mr. Charlie

Clearriver community> Parent-to-parent forum> Issues and concerns Subject: Jeers/Cheers for staff Mom_Mel wrote: Creepy bus driver? Alright so I don’t know where to put this, because honestly I’m not trying to get anyone in trouble. My five year old...

Dogwoods Grow In The Shade

I’ve been considering this meeting for a long time. For weeks I debated even allowing it to take place. After that, I pondered the direction I would allow it to take. You see, it has been decades since I’ve allowed myself to make a decision without meticulous...

A Town Called Black

Another night here in this secluded and heavily secured room. It’s a solitary one, with only the light of the moon to keep me company. I look at the farm buildings outside my window, and all I can do is remember. I remember that night, that place, that… thing. I...

Mr. Crocodile’s Tears

I bet that everybody had that one weird friend at school who they’ll never be able to forget. I don’t necessarily mean that in a bad way. Mine was ‘Kat’, also known as “Catherine Wheel”. Nobody else ever liked her very much. I guess we were best...

Robert

I once had a happy family. I had a five year old daughter, Ellie, and a beautiful wife Megan. Even though Ellie wasn’t biologically my own, and although I had missed the first two years of her life, I loved her as fiercely as any parent would. And sweet, sweet...

The Robot Dance

I remember reading interviews with overpaid movie stars and musicians, who’d moan over how tired they were, how hard they had to work, how drained they’d be, burnt out, in dire need of a break. Their directors were tough task-masters. Performance is a pain. What a...

You Are Not Awake.

I’ll never forget the day my parents brought the two girls home. A beautiful sunny day. Two little kids, One being just a day old and the other 9 months. I, of course, was excited–I was always the kid of the family and now I could understand what it would be...