Full Collection Index
These stories are autobiographical essays about growing up. Yes, they are essentially memoirs but I promise you, they’re not normal ones. Many memoirs are boring data dumps that read like public birth, marriage and death records. This type of data is important, but I just don’t write this kind of thing. These stories are designed to be entertaining. Each one meets these guidelines:
- Short. 3000 words or less to result in 10 minute reads or less for most readers
- Autobiographical. Expect some fun hyperbole, but these stories actually happened.
- Entertaining or moving somehow with no boring data dumps
- Written in first-person and kind of rowdy, often told from the perspective of a very young boy trying to figure out the world, or as if two friends were sharing and laughing over drinks
- Clean with almost no adult language or scenes
- Visual so you are left feeling like you witnessed each story first hand
One format note: The ⁙ flag indicates a recent refresh and edit.
Grammar School ( 14 Stories ) ⁙ The Indoor Tsunami Adventure ⁙ The Invention of the Sauna ⁙ The Dark Cave Adventure ⁙ The Giant Inner Tube Adventure ⁙ The Poppies are Back ⁙ The Insurance Company Adventure ⁙ The Battle with My Dad Adventure ⁙ The Buckeye Adventure ⁙ The Tree Tag Adventure ⁙ The Eucalyptus Sprouts Adventure ⁙ IDK, What Do You Want To Do ⁙ Scarfing & Smashing Coins ⁙ A Pet From the Wild ⁙ A Shot Between Friends Junior High (AKA, Middle) School ( 11 Stories ) ⁙ A Dog and Her Boy ⁙ The Boomerang Adventure ⁙ The Rock Quarry Adventure ⁙ The 1st Bully Adventure ⁙ The 2nd Bully Adventure ⁙ The Unicycle Adventure ⁙ New Driver Adventures ⁙ First Long Gun ⁙ The Art of Surviving Sisters ⁙ Ballistic Buddies Adventures ⁙ The Treetop Adventure High School ( 13 Stories ) ⁙ My Penngrove Pivot ⁙ The Storm Drain Adventure ⁙ The Chainsaw Adventure ⁙ The T-Swing Adventure ⁙ The Capacitor Adventure ⁙ The Scary Night Adventure ⁙ The Prom Date Adventure ⁙ Adventures in Trespassing ⁙ The Foggy Hike Adventure ⁙ Recalling a Great Friendship What Shape is the Ball? ⁙ The Suffering Of A Young Autodidact Water Adventures Trade School ( 6 Stories ) The Better Grade Incident The Commuter Horseplay Incidents A Surprise Dinner Date Adventure The Favorite Author Incident Don't Worry. Brie Happy. ⁙ Of Crashes and Christmas Career and College ( 15 Stories ) First Professional Job Learning to Scuba The Most Audacious Birthday Gift Helping Her Reach Higher The Speleological Spiderman Incidents The Kid Bomb Incident Rich Mental Meals The Spice of Life Staying Alive in Death Valley The Gravity of Medical Chaos My One Cat Story Kneading A Good Friend ⁙ A Song from On High Adventures in the Ship’s Tanks The Bridge Toll Incident Married ( 7 Stories ) My Big Accomplishment My Rowdy Approach to Giving Exams Considering the Fear of Heights A Manic Mannequin Memory An Unforgettable 10th Anniversary Suffer Not The Children A Simple Drink with Friends Married With Children ( 10 Stories ) Welcoming Our First Born Favorite Memory of a Baby Girl My Childbirth Deception Stunt A Unique Christmas Ornament A Life and Breath Event One Child's View of Economics ⁙ Jacquie’s Story The Carrot Corn Pancake Incident Home Schooling Moms and Dads Avoiding the Raad Trip to Hell Shallow Nesting ( 4 Stories ) The Eddies of Work & The Taste of Words We Never Forget Our First . . . A Heritage of Ice Cream The Net Worth of a Squirrel Total Stories: 80