By Chad Short
My son says, he tells me he’s got too many vices, he can only give them up one at a time, I said that’s fine, that’s fine, just save one to pass down to your children, so you have something to talk about. Give up those smigarettes when you’re ready, I guess, and those cigarettes and smoking too, and the drinking! None of it’s good for you. All I’m saying is do all you can to better you, okay? Look, I told him, that woman Kathy is 52 with stage four lung cancer, so uh, trust me when I say I’m concerned for your health, take care of yourself, like Nan always says. I’ll have a beer once in a blue moon, with blue crabs or something, and I savor it, ya know? Do you not do that? You’re gonna wanna fix these things now, I said, so you don’t get stuck. All I’m saying is do all you can.
After recently moving to Washington State from Baltimore MD, Chad Short is an actor, playwright, poet, and musician set on making his artistic pursuits palatable on the West Coast. He earned a BFA degree in Acting from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (2017), and found his first professional acting job with Island Stage Left on San Juan Island in the summer of 2021. Previous published works include Co-Dependent (One Foot), Two Lips (Click) and Timber with The Showbear Family Circus and A Void All My Own with Too Well Away’s Literary Journal (Volume 1 Issue 2).