Naked Nativity

a nude annunciation The angels arrived naked just like they looked in the old paintings but it was cold in the nave of West Main Street Presbyterian on the night of December 9, 1978 so they borrowed some frocks from the shepherd boys and found some fake wings in a costume bag and then they […]

Bugs and Bares, part 8: To Less Cloth, and More Truth

Fifteen minutes later, Nate pulled up to the warehouse entry boom gate for the second time that day, and saw the same attendant who had been there earlier. Nate, however, had changed into his hotel grounds crew uniform.     “ID, please,” said the attendant, shining his flashlight into the Jeep.     Nate handed him his […]

Bugs and Bares, part 7: Chiggers!

    Ten minutes later, a pair of customers walked into Lola’s just a few minutes before closing. There were just a few shoppers lined up at the cash register, and no one else around except the cashier. Nate and Dr. A began to peruse the merchandise, looking at nothing in particular.     “Can you […]

Bugs and Bares, part 6: Agent Orange

     Lalo looked down at his toes, perhaps to hide a bit of a blush. Then he raised his head and began slowly. “I want to thank you, Miranda, for introducing me to naturism all those years ago.”     “Well I don’t know why,” she began. “You were a spectacularly poor naturist, weren’t you?”  […]

Bugs and Bares, part 5: Mysterious Marks

     Lalo looked at his former teacher incredulously. “Admit? What is it you don’t want to admit?”     Dr. A seemed like she was trying to answer, but her own sobbing impeded her.     “It’s alright, Dr. A.,” said Nate. “Nobody was trying to make you upset.”     “It’s just that…” she managed to […]

Bugs and Bares, part 4: Crunchy and Spicy

     “Lalo! So good to see you! That smells delicious,” said Dr. A.     “Miranda, such a nice surprise. Would you like to try some? Oh! But where are my manners? Please, go ahead and remove your clothes. There’s a rack right behind you to hang whatever you want to hang.”     “Thank you,” […]

Bugs and Bares, part 3: Super Silk

     They had not been long on the highway before Nate pointed out the window. “Do you see that billboard ad? I swear that was not there this morning.”     Dr. A looked at the sign. It said: SUPER SILK!  Specially designed moth-repellent clothing with luxurious feel and great price!      “Well… that’s […]

Bugs and Bares, part 2: The Failed Naturist

(continued from previous post) Nate stood still, dripping wet, waiting for Dr. A’s pronouncement. But, as often happened, she changed track. “Wait, wait, wait. Wait! First, you should probably go dry off. And go get those smelly clothes of yours and put them in the washer. You know where it is, right? You’ll see the […]

Bugs and Bares, part 1: Moth Attacks

(a new serial) Nate rolled his Jeep to a halt under the shade of the palm trees in Dr. A’s yard. He checked his watch – he had rushed from the capital to Noonay Noo in a half hour. Dr. A’s door was open, and she had seen him arrive. “Hi, Nate! What’s news today?” […]