Category: Stories

Stories. My stories. (Not all them of them are fiction.)

Recursion, Iteration and

I have this idea for a story that is a recursion. In computing, a recursion is a function which repeats itself. It’s like that old kids joke, Pete and Repeat. You say to a friend, “Pete and Repeat were sitting…

The Song of Your Life

Once upon a time Charming Billy asked me, “If you could pick one song to sum up your life, what would it be?” “I don’t know that any one song could sum up my life,” I told him. “I’d need…

The Reader and the Writer

Over near the bar, THE WRITER stands alone, watching the people. He wears brown leather Topsiders with no socks, tan chinos and a Polo shirt under a navy blazer with brass buttons. His brow is furrowed behind dark glasses. He’s…

Bacon on a Doughnut

There’s a bakery around the corner where I often get doughnuts and sandwiches. It’s one of those family operations run by an Asian-American clan who have a stronger work ethic than any white Protestant I’ve ever known. They make a…

How to Eat a Banana

I’m a Hollywood monkey, so my favorite meetings are the ones with fruit. This is also why I like visiting the set: Craft Services usually has fruit, and there’s often a lot of it, because everyone else is eating donuts…

Day of the Goon

It’s a meeting. Two producers are already in the room, each of them with a manila folder of notes open on the conference table. The assistant holds the door for me. She closes the door behind me as I enter.…