short story // children’s book: two little trees

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1 One fine Spring day, two tiny saplings realized they were alive. Having just freshly sprouted, they looked at each other from across the soil, then looked around them at the landscape. 2 “Wow,” said one, who we’ll call Pecan, “look at all the giant oak trees over there! Think we’ll ever grow that big and tall?” 3 “Hmmph,” harrumphed the other, called Nettle, “I doubt it’s possible. I mean look at us – we’re puny in comparison!” 4 Pecan nodded in agreement for a moment, then said, “Well I think someday we’ll be big and strong too. I’m going to do whatever I can to grow!” 5 Nettle shrugged then told Pecan, “You go right ahead. I don’t think we should bother. There’s no way we’ll ever be […]

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A short story about how Reid and I decided to do the RV thing

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I thought that for my first short story installment of October, I’d answer one of the questions Reid and I have received the most since embarking upon our RV journey: “How did you two decide to quit your jobs and do this?” The answer might disappoint you, I’m afraid. Or, at the very least, underwhelm you. I shall press on in the telling though. The main reason I grow concerned that people will be alarmingly underwhelmed by the backstory of our decision is because of the fact that neither one of us even remembers how or who first thought of the RVing idea. In February 2017, Reid and I went out for Valentine’s Day date night dinner at a local brewery in Redondo Beach. I was in-between jobs and […]

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