Hey. The next time you feel the need to throw cold water on your brain, read one of these short-short stories. They’re mildly addictive but in a good way, involve no depressing or scary news and no meaningless chitchat with co-workers or your supervisor – and they might just change the way you think and the work you do for the better.
And do want to know the really cool thing? Like the title of this column says, “Except for a few details,” they’re all true stories. Well, sort of. In any case, there will be new ones every week. Read a few and watch what happens. And then get back to work. The more you read, the longer the effect will last.
This twelfth installment is called “Double Fake.” It’s a short-short story about a girl who likes a guy enough to set him up to meet her in their laundry room – and a friend of hers who talks her into doing it in her underwear. Because if that doesn’t do it, nothing will. If you like what you read and would like to see previously published short-short stories, just click on the tag link, “Except for a few details…”
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Les Cohen is a long-term Marylander, having grown up in Annapolis. Professionally, he writes and edits materials for business and political clients from his base of operations in Columbia, Maryland. He has a Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Economics. Leave a comment or feel free to send him an email to Les@Writeaway.us.