Questions #3 by Kendall Defoe

“Have you seen this?”




“That is new.”


“Many ways to do that without any help from these people.”


“What else?”

“A few other things. Nothing I haven’t seen.”

“Oh, really?”

“Just surf or open an account.”

“Not really going to do that now, now I know what’s out there.”

“You’d be able to use it for night school work.”

“Yeah. Told me that I could see about other courses, too.”

“Should do it.”

“I will, but this is…”

“That is just what you deal with.”

“Not me. Our son.”

“Yes, and now we know.”

“And we know what to do?”

“Not a clue.”

“He’s at practice now.”

“I’ll pick him up.”

“But how’d you get in?”

“Not hard. XBOX.”


“Easy to find.”

“And you shut it off?”

“Logged out. Off.”

“Whatever. It’s off?”

“Yes, and not much else. Chat rooms and mail.”

“Okay, well, pick him up.”

“Not for an hour. He’s going to call on the cell.”

“Okay, so…”


“Could look at it again.”

“What for?”

“Just curious.”

“About how it works?”

“I know that. That much.”

“And that is enough.”

“Enough for you.”

“Let’s just leave it.”

“Have we really got an hour?”

“We do, do, do.”


“Again with that.”


“If we must, must, must.”


“Should call soon.”

“Let him call. Let’em.”

“Should be on the web more often. There?”

“A promise. There…”

“You promise a promise?”

“A promise made.”


Writer/Reader/Poet/Dreamer... Kendall is a college instructor, experimenter with the written word, and someone who thinks that books are worth saving. (Also: librarians and snail mail—damn you, Canada Post and certain school boards!) I just hope that someone gets a laugh and enjoys my work...