Check and Mate and Then Some

It was seldom that our chess team got any recognition, but this time was different. It was the state championship and with just my table to go, we were in the lead, but only by a half a point. My opponent was good, very clever but played a hurried game as if he were late

Non-Strangers On A Train

Night was starting to envelope the French countryside. The spectacular sunset was gone, and the first stars were starting to peek out. The shadows lengthened, covering the vineyards that stretched across the hills, and few and far-between, centuries old stone buildings nestled in those hills. Some looked abandoned, but as lights winked on here and

Reputation for sadomasochism

I have to admit, it was an interesting way to be hooked up, but it was well worth it. We had known each other for several years, but neither of us had ever expressed an interest in the other outright. Until her roommate, with whom I was doing a show, told me she had asked

Ringing In the New Year with Kelly

I’ll admit that I’m feeling a little nervous. It’s New Year’s Eve, and I’m alone in a motel room in a strange city. We’ve talked many times, but this will be our first time to meet in person. I was delighted when you asked me to spend New Year’s with you, but now I’m starting