The Big Pants: part four

Short Stories The Big Pants (four)         Paul Messerman, sharing Perry’s bench and busy with his Chromebook, seemed to take the smile as an invitation. “Hey, Perry, you okay for a while?” “Listen, if you got stuff to do…” Perry turned up the palm of one hand. No, he could’ve gone either […]

The Big Pants: part three

Short Stories The Big Pants (three)         She was rhetorical this time. Gerda narrowed her eyes, and nodded. Her audience murmured among themselves. “Two thirds of my food is raw. This takes great energy to digest. So that my metabolism will not lose power, I eat four ounces of protein, and have […]

The Big Pants: part one

Short Stories The Big Pants (one)         “Someone has got a watch.” They all knew it. In point of fact, two watches, for green light as well as blue bumped from the floor, modest hemispheres glowing where the exercise demanded pitch dark. The lights rose, converged, shed themselves on Toby’s face; apologetic […]