The Tales.

Today

By Adrian Wood / June 24, 2021

Today was the first time I have taken a cab to a doctor’s appointment in a great big city. Today was the first time I got to really know the…

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Recipe for Troll Slaying

By Adrian Wood / June 24, 2021

1. Don’t be rash. One must not get their panties in a wad over hurtful comments. Seriously, this is a time to grow in adversity and firm up your backbone.…

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What Constitutes An Accident?

By Adrian Wood / June 24, 2021

As long as we walk the earth, accidents will happen. They happen all around us every single day and some hit home more than others. Just this week, most of…

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Guilt and Truth

By Adrian Wood / June 24, 2021

They are tied together, these emotions, at least for me and though guilt is widely acknowledged as a feeling to shake off, it is quite difficult to do when tied…

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Mountain Camp

By Adrian Wood / June 24, 2021

He’s not terribly sporty. He plays soccer somewhat reluctantly and church basketball, a bit begrudgingly. Perhaps it’s the running. He’s not much into sweating. It took years to get him…

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The 27th Year

By Adrian Wood / June 24, 2021

I had to count them, on my fingers, so many that I had trouble properly keeping track. Two times though and the number was the same, 27. Quite a large…

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I Wonder

By Adrian Wood / June 24, 2021

How does so much light come from one little moon? I wonder, I said. How do the ghost crabs know when night is coming? I wonder, I said. How come…

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North Carolina End Of Grade Test Questions

By Adrian Wood / June 24, 2021

North Carolina End Of Grade Test Questions (According to a Car Full Of Fourth Graders) As we prepare for testing, I am reminded of the last test and the questions…

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Perfection

By Adrian Wood / June 24, 2021

Nobody’s perfect. Life is full of imperfection, cohesive with each and every day, yet we long for perfection. Many of us yearn and seek and wallow in the quest for…

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The Girl in the Bikini

By Adrian Wood / June 24, 2021

She’s my only daughter and as much like me as anyone I’ve ever known, the girl in the bikini. She’s a breath of fresh air amidst the boys she proudly…

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