Code of Conduct

by Don Pizarro

John prides himself on making sure the values he holds dear are reflected in his everyday life. Every morning, first thing, he sits with fresh coffee and evaluates himself. He looks at a list of everything he did the day before, judging his actions along three criteria. Did he demonstrate his love in at least one way to his wife and both of his children? Did he connect with, by phone or email, at least two members of his Bible study group? And, did he cover his tracks well enough that no one will discover his latest rendezvous with his lover, Pete?


Don Pizarro lives in upstate NY. His writing has appeared online at McSweeney's, American Nerd, and Byzarium.