Walnut Creek – Job #352 – The Art of Measuring Time (Part 1)

“It’s 95 degrees out here,” I tell Mika as she sits in the front seat of her red Prius, going through her text messages. “Like, right here, I mean. Otherwise, you get downhill, it’s, like…80-something.” I look off on the distance. “Either way, it’s hot. But that’s Walnut Creek.” “Yeah,” …

Los Gatos – Job #15606 – Un Pez y Dos Perros, pero No Gatos (Part 1)

Our newest client, Jackie, walks out of her Los Gatos home, past her carefully-kept garden, and approaches us, smiling. My colleague, Mika, introduces me — but immediately notices the absence of somebody named “Duke”. “I had to take Duke to day care,” she says. “Puppy daycare.” Ah, Duke’s a dog. …