Monthly Archives: September 2011
As if JJ Jackman and the other kids didn’t mess with me enough—when Mr. Wheeler started teaching us about early space flight, saying how the first astronauts were really monkeys named Albert, every head in our sixth grade class turned … Continue reading
“No one in the airport terminal could see Raymond Shepherd’s skin crawling. They couldn’t see it twisting like a bed sheet thrown over a swarm of eels.” –Brett Matthew Graham, opening sentence to The Trespassers.
From word one, Brett Matthew Graham … Continue reading
One hour to go. One hour until the machines went insane. One hour until the end.
Three pills sat in my hand: one yellow, one blue and one pink. The smiley faces on them laughed at the human imperfection that had … Continue reading
Amadi saw the time fly off his watch as he thought about accepting the invitation. Jessica had been all Amadi could think about since she began working for the company. She was the most attractive woman in the … Continue reading
A tag-team of sci-fi/ fantasy stories, The Life and Death of a Sex Doll are two separate novellas, neatly packaged together. And the title accurately sums up what you can expect from it… well, almost. Because Ashley Braun, former sex … Continue reading
True Story: I never thought buying a gallon of milk would prove to be fatal.
He came at us like the Marshmallow Man, pasty but hairy and flushed and sweaty, gargling and huffing, staring straight through us as he staggered with … Continue reading
A baffling rain of
dead birds darkened
my New Year in a
snowy Swedish street.
My knees buried
helplessly in the soft
ground I gazed
at a bird’s harsh demise.
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Wind whips my face as we weave through the countryside on another beautiful spring afternoon. Dad’s driving as crazy as usual, passing every vehicle that’s not quite up to his speed standards with a well-worn hand gesture or four-letter word. … Continue reading
It was June of 2012. The economy was recovering, people had jobs, and a new brand of whiskey was on the market that didn’t damage your liver. Everything was going so well.
Or so we thought.
Another issue lurked in the shadows. … Continue reading