Short Story: His Hands #BlogShorts

His Hands
by Tom B. Taker

His hands were instruments of creation. Wood became lumber; lumber became two-by-fours; sticks became a house.

What he did best, though, was making that house into a home.

This post is part of the BlogShorts challenge. June 2011 – 30 stories – 30 words – 30 days.

8 responses

  1. Aw, this is pretty touching.


    1. Hey, thanks! I actually waffled on this one quite a bit. In the end, though, like always, “what the hell?” won over. 🙂


      1. Much like my barmy post this morning: it can’t all be about poop. 🙂


  2. Love it. Such a softy for hardwood.


    1. Thanks. My goal for this one way to write in a way that was possible if I wasn’t me. I was trying to stretch my chops. 🙂


  3. There are two kinds of men in this world. You give them both a stick and one builds a home and the other beats his dog.

    Glad to know dogs are safe in the Abyss. 🙂


    1. As usual I’m in limbo. I can’t build a darn thing but I believe in being kind to animals. I don’t know if dogs would be safe here, though. My cats would probably get them. (By hiding under the bed, of course.)


  4. Glad to know you’re your using your wood properly good sir. And by that I meant your pencil, love this short.


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