INDEX – Danny’s Stories

Here’s a list of the 215+ stories I’ve written since 2012.  I never write about religion or politics, and all of my stories are based on actual events and are rated ‘G.’

Click on the title below to view the story:

2012

  1. January 22nd – Volunteering at the BC Cancer Centre
  2. January 26th  – Best Pickup Line
  3. January 29th  – If the Shoe Fits
  4. January 31st   – Pay Washrooms
  5. January 31st   – A Perfect Kisser
  6. February 10th – Court, Karaoke & the Biker Bar
  7. February 14th  – Forever & Ever
  8. February 22nd – The Warwick Hotel, Hookers, & Tattoos
  9. February 24th  – The Tower of Freedom
  10. February 24th  – My First Pet
  11. February 28th  – New Clothes
  12. March 12th  – Geneva Park
  13. March 18th  – The Summer of ’66
  14. April 1st    – My Holly Golightly and Audrey Hepburn
  15. April 2nd  – The Flasher in Surrey
  16. April 17th  – The Bald Stalker
  17. May 14th   – The Last Card
  18. May 16th   – A Smile, Nod or Wink in White Rock
  19. May 31st    – Chips or French Fries?
  20. June 3rd    – For Crying Out Loud
  21. June 5th    – Man’s Best Friend
  22. June 15th   – A Love Story
  23. June 24th   – Terror on 8th Avenue
  24. June 28th   – Danny’s Year Book 1968/9
  25. July 26th     – Another Love Story – 1969
  26. August 2nd   – Sad Eyes
  27. August 16th  – Cancer: My Third Anniversary (Part 1) 
  28. August 21st   – Cancer: My Third Anniversary (Part 2)
  29. August 24th  – Cancer: My Third Anniversary (Part 3)
  30. August 27th  – Cancer: My Third Anniversary (Part 4)
  31. September 1st   – Once in a Blue Moon
  32. October 19th     – Pinch Me – please!
  33. November 11th – Eleven – O – One
  34. December 8th   – Favourite Record Stores on Yonge Street
  35. December 12th  – Twelve.Twelve.Twelve
  36. December 24th  – Not a Creature was Stirring

2013

  1. January 20th  – Mr. Blair the Milkman
  2. January 29th  – My Best Newspaper Job
  3. February 15th – Flashback to the ’60s: Loblaws & the House of the Rising Sun
  4. July 4th       – July 4th Celebration in Vancouver
  5. July 19th     – Today’s Audition
  6. July 20th    – Shaving
  7. July 20th    – Aftershave & Talcum Powder
  8. August 4th  – Reflections on Cancer
  9. August 24th – The Beach Boys Concert at the PNE
  10. September 20th – Happy Birthday Alice
  11. September 26th  – Dear Ma
  12. October 15th   – A Blind Dog in Winnipeg
  13. October 29th  – Leaves. Fires, Chestnuts and the F Word

2014

  1. January 1st     – My New Year’s Resolution
  2. January 29th  – Phood Phor Thought
  3. February 3rd   – Sadie Hawkins Day
  4. February 21st  – And the Gold Medal Goes To…
  5. March 2nd   – Trouble in Paradise
  6. March 15th   – Maybe I’ve Won!
  7. March 25th   – Terror & Tremlin’ in Langley
  8. April 7th    – Volunteer Week (April 6-12)
  9. April 12th  – You’ve Got Mail!
  10. May 2nd    – But I Couldn’t
  11. May 14th   – Soaring Like An Eagle
  12. May 22nd  – Dog Days of Summer
  13. July 13th    – Update from the beach…
  14. August 1st    – Warts and Witches
  15. August 6th   – Is You Is or Is You Ain’t?
  16. August 16th  – An Open Apology
  17. August 17th   – Another Surprise!
  18. August 22nd  – Diddly Squat
  19. September 8th   – The Great White Shark
  20. September 14th  – Last Night’s Awesome Concert
  21. September 22nd – The First Day of Fall is For The Birds
  22. September 25th  – We Don’t Say Goodbye
  23. October 14th  – When You Have Too Much Money
  24. October 31st   – The Last Trick or Treat

2015

  1. January 9th    – Finally, I’m As Old As I Look
  2. February 4th  – Today Is Special
  3. March 24th   – A Shiny, Red Rolls Royce
  4. April 17th  – An Act of Kindness from SK49
  5. June 15th  – Push For Your Tush
  6. June 17th  – My First Date in 40 Years – Part 1
  7. June 19th – My First Date in 40 Years – Part 2
  8. July 17th    – The Tush Man – Part 1
  9. July 22nd  – The Tush Man – Part 2
  10. August 31st   – Dispatch from Somewhere
  11. September 6th     – Hi Ma, it’s Danny…
  12. September 22nd  – Together Again
  13. October 19th   – Dear Laura
  14. October 26th   – Yesterday in Montreal
  15. November 14th   – My friend Norm
  16. December 16th   – The Day that Santa cried

2016

  1. January 13th    – Route 66
  2. February 12th  – Why I Hug You
  3. May 19th   – My Last Visit
  4. July 15th    – A Secret Whispered
  5. August 29th   – One More Walk
  6. October 1st  – Shadows of September
  7. October 25th   – Dying Embers of Summer

2017

  1. February 7th   – Snowflakes and Ice Cream
  2. February 26th   – Danny Goes to Camp
  3. March 2nd  – Moonshine in the Maritimes – the Final Chapter
  4. April 15th   – Walking and Living on the Edge
  5. August 18th  – On the Nickel
  6. October 16th  – Rambo and His Kids
  7. November 8th    – Eleven Oh One
  8. November 14th  – Not a Creature Was Stirring
  9. December 20th  – Message from Santa Danny

2018

  1. January 2nd    – Gifts of Love
  2. January 10th   – My First Blind Date
  3. February 2nd  – Chasing a Dream
  4. May 13th  – Happy Mother’s Day
  5. June 9th   – Sticks and Stones
  6. August 5th    – The Birdman of Ambleside
  7. August 24th  – A Morning in LaConner
  8. August 27th  – A Smokin’ Story
  9. September 1st   – A Nooner at the Nat
  10. September 30th  – Goodbye, So Long, Goodbye
  11. October 23rd    – Another Bad Day
  12. November 17th  – My Weak End
  13. November 20th  – Notes on a Bridge
  14. November 24th  – Notes from the North Pole
  15. December 7th    – This and That
  16. December 16th  – A False Creek Story
  17. December 22nd  – White Rock Pier – after the storm
  18. December 24th   – Do You Believe in Magic?

2019

  1. January 6th    – Tulips and Neptune
  2. January 8th    – My 10th Anniversary
  3. January 10th  – A Thousand Words…
  4. January 13th  – Saturday Morning Walk in Vancouver
  5. January 29th  – A Toothless Fairy
  6. February 4th   – The Last Post
  7. February 9th   – Skagit River Park Walk
  8. February 12th  – A Fifty Dollar Walk
  9. February 16th  – Valentine Daze
  10. February 23rd  – Ramblin’ Thoughts
  11. February 26th  – Animal Pals
  12. March 14th   – An Empty Bucket List
  13. March 18th   – A Small World
  14. March 22nd  – Guemes and Me
  15. March 25th   – Got a FOMO?
  16. March 27th   – A Wet Kiss
  17. March 29th   – POETS (again)
  18. April 2nd   – A Ghost in Campbell Valley
  19. April 8th    – Shoebox Treasures, SouthPaws, Bypass Surgery, and YoYos
  20. April 15th   – Moonlight, S’mores, & Spit
  21. April 25th   – A Treesome
  22. May 6th    – A Heron Your Shoulder
  23. May 20th  – Mother’s Day
  24. May 31st   – A May Day Call
  25. June 17th  – A Father’s Day
  26. June 29th  – Birthday Greetings from LaConner
  27. July 18th   – A Happy Hearts Reunion
  28. August 12th  – Murals that Mirror Life
  29. August 17th  – A Prayer for Holly
  30. September 10th  – Any Gum, Chum?
  31. September 13th   – Dear Connie has Passed Away
  32. September 17th   – A Brainstorm
  33. September 18th   – Worried Again
  34. September 23rd   – A Happy Ending
  35. September 24th   – My daddy
  36. September 27th   – Yesterday’s News
  37. October 4th    – What’s In A Name?
  38. October 15th   – The Oxford Street Grind
  39. October 20th  – My Gal Pal, Betty
  40. October 24th  – A Vanilla Leaf
  41. November 3rd   – Building an Inukshuk
  42. November 7th    – Message from the North Pole
  43. November 8th    – The Lost Mustache Walk
  44. November 13th   – Parking for Dollars
  45. November 15th   – Today’s Cancer Center Visit
  46. November 26th   – A Fallow State
  47. November 28th   – You Have Mail
  48. December 4th   – Fingered
  49. December 6th   – A Fair Lady in Fairhaven
  50. December 7th    – Music Calms My Spirit
  51. December 11th   – A New Look
  52. December 15th   – Another Christmas Miracle
  53. December 22nd  – From Me To You
  54. December 24th   – Today, Santa Danny Cried
  55. December 30th   – Sea Lions, Harbor Seals, Seagulls, & Anchovies

2020

  1. January 2nd    – A Happy Goat’s Day
  2. January 4th     – Which Way You Goin’ Danny?
  3. January 8th     – Seventy Years Ago
  4. January 11th    – Cold Feet, Holly, and a CT Scan
  5. January 22nd  – A Smokin’ Gun
  6. January 27th    – The Lemons to Lemonade Sagas
  7. February 13th   – A Moment of Fear
  8. February 17th    – New Site – Same Stuff
  9. February 18th    – News – Live at Five
  10. February 22nd   – The Barnston Island Challenge
  11. February 28th    – A Walk on the South Trail
  12. March 4th   – Something I Forgot to Mention
  13. March 19th  – News of the Day
  14. March 28th  – Dear Uncle Sam
  15. March 28th  – A Baby Boom in Oshawa
  16. March 31st    – Everyone Needs A Hero
  17. April 7th    – A Public Service Announcement
  18. April 13th  – Hidden In A Pocket
  19. April 16th   – About Face
  20. April 27th   – Musical Fruit
  21. April 30th   – Are You a Polymath?
  22. May 4th    – Top of the World
  23. May 7th     – Footsteps to Remember
  24. May 30th   – Because
  25. June 13th – The Last Word
  26. June 19th – Stories of the Mira
  27. July 4th – Happy Independence Day
  28. August 8th – A Nude Wreck on Wreck Beach
  29. August 14th – Covid19 Virus or the Flu?
  30. August 21st – A Short Straw
  31. August 30th – A POETS Kind of Day
  32. September 22nd – Saturday on the Sunshine Coast
  33. October 11th – A Very Happy Thanksgiving Day
  34. October 27th – A Write to be Wrong
  35. November 20th – A Coffee Break
  36. November 29th – Empty Sidewalks on Tobacco Road
  37. December 16th – A Beaver Tale
  38. December 21st – A Long Sentence

2021

  1. January 6th – A Hasty Retreat
  2. January 23rd – Needles and Pins
  3. February 6th – An Accidental Artist
  4. February 12th – A Last Goodbye
  5. February 27th – A Horny Lady
  6. February 28th – A New Lease on Life
  7. March 14th – Soul Medicine
  8. March 31st – Yesterday
  9. April 4, 2021 – Four Versions

Here are a few other pages on my website that you might enjoy viewing:

  1. Homepage
  2. INDEX – Danny’s Stories
  3. Photo Gallery
  4. Cancer
  5. Bridges, Piers, and Seawalls
  6. Danny’s Videos

And here’s a tune you might like:

What a Wonderful World – lyrics

I see trees of green
Red roses too
I see them bloom
For me and you
And I think to myself
What a wonderful world

I see skies of blue
And clouds of white
Bright blessed day
And the dark sacred night
And I think to myself
What a wonderful world

The colors of the rainbow
So pretty in the sky
But also on the faces
Of people going by
I see friends shaking hands, saying how do you do
They’re really saying I love you

I hear babies cry
I see them grow
They’ll learn much more than I’ll ever know
And I think to myself
What a wonderful world

The colors of the rainbow
So pretty in the sky
But also on the faces of people going by
I see friends shaking hands, saying how do you do
They’re really saying, oh I love you

I hear babies crying
I watch ’em grow
They’ll learn much more than I will ever know
And I think to myself
What a wonderful world
Yeah, I think to myself
What a wonderful world
What a wonderful world

Songwriters: Axel Christofer Hedfors / Ronald Carroll / Christopher Le Friant
What a Wonderful World lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Peermusic Publishing