Coop took the podium. In his larger than life Men In Black outfit, he was Tommy Lee Jones, circa 1997. In the interest of personal safety, he didn't wear his glasses in the building. Glasses had a way of vanishing... Read more →


Frank and Margaret were on their second and third bagels, respectively. Frank had a snout full of scallion cream cheese and poppy seeds between his teeth; grinning like a six year old with a sack of Halloween loot. It was... Read more →


At a Delta Holdings Christmas party, maybe a lot of years ago, Dr. Webb gave Margaret a weather station. She put it on a shelf in the lab where it collected dust and the echoes of Margaret's frustration. While the... Read more →


"...and it's just a box of rain I don't know who put it there, mumble mumble if you need it or leave it if you dare, and it's just a box of rain or a mumble mumble for your hair,... Read more →


"...what's that flower you have on...mmm m m...a faded rose from days gone byyyyyyy yi yi yi yi?" Two fingers massaged the muscle just behind her right ear. "..presents as Occipital Neuralgia; Dr. Evans, are you writing this down?" "Christie,... Read more →


"Who can define 'Unicorn' within the context of microbiology and nanotechnology as directly applied to the field of nanomedicine? Not you, Sam, you sit down and stop bothering the analyst. Good lord, you must be a pain in the ass... Read more →


Dr. Evans put a couple drops of Proparacaine into Matt's already dilated eyes. A while later, he couldn't have said when, there were more drops. Matt barely registered the second event, but events are captured, filed, and ultimately retrievable under... Read more →


The high school bus stopped in front of the house at 7:02, and returned for The Littles at 8:20. This was Sam's personal black hole: an hour and eighteen minutes in freefall. After school care turned out to be Reed.... Read more →


Matt wanted to turn his desk to the window, but HR smells a breach of protocol like a parent smells a barely lit match on the other side of the house. As documented in the HR Employee Handbook; Section 3,... Read more →


Her brother said, "Poor Choice, Laurie. We talked about this eight years ago and we agreed, you agreed, Laurie, that stepping off the tech train for more than a year was career suicide. At the very least, you needed to... Read more →