Category Archives: short story

The Quirk House

The Quirk House We heard about it from the tough kids who loved to terrorize us with horror stories. Back in the 1930‘s they had a baby every year or so but no one ever saw any baby after it … Continue reading

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My Adventurous Bike Ride in 11 Tweets

MY ADVENTUROUS BIKE RIDE by E. F. Sweetman ‏@EFSweetman Chapter 1 A quick bike ride after the ball game with the unexpected eye-candy of naked (and drunk) guy lying at the end of Washington Street Chapter 2 “Dude! Put on … Continue reading

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Silly Monkeys

My sisters are wonderful. So is my brother. The older I get, the more I realize how fortunate I was to be born in the middle of such lovely people. Smack-dab in the middle–as in number three of five. All … Continue reading

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Dismantling the Season

The fury of the season is over for this happy domicile. After working most of the days on or around the holidays, on my first day off after the weekend, I started the monumental and incredibly complicated task of putting … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve

Peace to all who read this now. It’s what I wish for because peace allows a freedom for love and joy. I am preparing (no, actually I should be preparing) to leave for work shortly. I’m on a cruel stretch … Continue reading

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Two reasons I’m afraid of Whitey Bulger

Am I really afraid of Whitey Bulger? I’m not connected in any way with organized crime, corruption or any of the various aspects that go along with the seedy underbelly of life. I have no reason to be checking over … Continue reading

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Maniacal Ranting from a TV Hound

This is definitely coming from an alarming lack of sleep thanks to Shark Week. Last night’s episode, Shark Bite Beach was really unnerving, even for someone like me who professes to love* sharks. My older son (who hasn’t been watching … Continue reading

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Bumbling Canoeists Survive Disaster!

The Challenge: write in 140 characters or less your most terrifying incident with nature. Sweetman can’t resist! Here’s my entry: “Canoing Plum Island against the tide, horrific supercell blast. Trapped! Abandoned boat, ran/swam for safety under bridge, barely made it.” … Continue reading

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The wonder of men’s underwear!

Men like to hang on to their underwear. Continue reading

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Happy Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day, Dad I am the third of five kids. We were all born between 1959 and 1966. Needless to say my parents were very busy in those heady, changing times of the 60’s. I know they were aware … Continue reading

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