“A Grave Discovery”

When his grandmother disappeared, Eugene faithfully devoted a week to help his grandfather move from an antiquated farmhouse to a modern apartment.

When his grandmother disappeared, Eugene faithfully devoted a week to help his grandfather move from an antiquated farmhouse to a modern apartment.

Eugene even painstakingly transported the magnificent model railroad layout that his grandfather had carefully constructed over the previous four decades.

Eugene diligently rewired the layout inside the apartment. He took special care with the smartly designed model of his grandparents’ former home. This replica was positioned squarely in the center of the layout.

After careful inspection, Eugene discovered a very small rectangle traced in the painted backyard behind the wood and glue farmhouse.

He’d never noticed that before.

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A 2019 photograph of my grandfather’s model railroad layout in Dunbar, Pennsylvania. No grave discoveries (thankfully). He uses the bowl and spoon (center of the photograph) to place the replica ballast around the railroad tracks.

“The Elevator Repairman”

“It’s out,” the oddly familiar fellow said coolly. 

Angela returned to her building only to find an elevator repairman

“It’s out,” the oddly familiar fellow said coolly. 

Angela frowned. Her apartment was on the ninth floor.

The repairman hardly moved his satchel or ladder as Angela stepped through tools to the stairway.

After an evening out, Angela found her landlord aggressively scrapping a name from the apartment directory placard.

Late on her rent, she slipped around him. He caught up just before the elevator doors slid closed.

“Glad this is working again,” Angela offered.

“What do you mean?” her landlord asked.

The elevator plummeted into the foundation.

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Elevator panel – Fayette BuildingUniontown, Pennsylvania