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Month: October 2020

A Devil Of A Tale

A Devil Of A Tale

Many stories start with the age old phrase, “once upon a time..” And I suppose I could start this story that way, but I’m going to tell you right from the get-go that this is a true story that happened many years ago to my family. We still talk about it from time to time, we’ve dubbed a family legend that is hard to believe. An epic tale. A devil of a tale, you might say, but now I’m getting…

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The Knight & The Fallen Star: Chapter 2

The Knight & The Fallen Star: Chapter 2

Quick Note: Chapter 1 can be found here, which you may wish to read if you did not already. Only hours earlier Ben and Andy had been headed back to the Cedar Falls Police Station after attending a meeting with a variety of statewide law enforcement agents about a current string of robberies. They’d been on the road for five minutes when Ben’s phone had rung, he’d tapped the speaker button before calling out, “Parker here.”  “Hello Ben, can you…

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The Knight And The Fallen Star: Chapter 1

The Knight And The Fallen Star: Chapter 1

Ben brought his truck to a screeching halt beside the ambulance he and Andy had been following, the blue police truck barely in park before he flung his door open and hurled himself up the path towards the entrance.  “Ben!” Andy screamed after him, “wait..”  But Ben didn’t wait, he didn’t even pause at the sound of his own name as he charged through the emergency entrance. Two white double doors just ahead of him were closing, and ignoring the…

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Shopping Overseas

Shopping Overseas

Many things one does on a weekly basis is grocery shopping. It can be a simple task if you exclude the other shoppers around you. However, learning to find items in a new grocery store, in an entirely new country, can often be a small struggle, even more so when you are living in a country who spells yogurt with an h. My first shopping experience here was nothing short of harrowing, stressful, and breath taking, but not in the…

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