Feb 192015
 
An Immodest Proposal

  by Michael Alan… What do you think of when you think of Key West? Watching the sunset with a Margarita in hand, relaxing on the beach, fishing, snorkeling, dining, and shopping would be at the top of many people’s lists. Some of us enjoy watching the Conch Train go by, counting the cruise ships, and dodging scooters and runaway bicycles. We also test our imaginations by wondering what goes on inside the t-shirt shops and jewelry stores that line Duval Street. The list goes [continue reading…]

 February 19, 2015  Posted by at 11:21 pm Island Voices, Issue #102, Michael Alan 3 Responses »
Feb 132015
 
Alice in Uberland

by Michael Alan It was one more in a succession of dreamy days. Alice drowsily looked down through the bougainvillea from her balcony perch to the narrow Old Town street below. She loved Key West in the summer, when time seemed to flow in that special sticky slow way and no one wanted to do anything in a hurry. As she gazed, she heard a nervous voice from the open window of a car below. It sounded so pathetic that she felt the urge to [continue reading…]

 February 13, 2015  Posted by at 12:42 am Issue #101, Michael Alan No Responses »
Jan 232015
 
Skippy Strikes Again

by Michael Alan As those of you who are familiar with the adventures of Skippy the car will remember, Skippy shut himself down and refused to budge on a dark and stormy Christmas Eve. Neither threats nor promises were effective, so we called in the professionals and had Skippy physically removed from the Florida Keys to Miami for some re-programming and cognitive therapy. Shortly after the smoke from the New Year’s fireworks wafted out to sea, we received word from the service department that Skippy [continue reading…]

 January 23, 2015  Posted by at 12:57 am Issue #98, Michael Alan No Responses »