Petyr felt generous with the squad’s vodka stash and gathered his young comrades around the dwindling fire. Most were fresh-faced recruits and had yet to learn how to handle spirit; Petyr and his second in command, Olivar, would be splitting a lion’s share of the bottle. Petyr lifted it high for a toast. “For most … Continue reading Red November
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I wrote something last week. If I had to ballpark it I would say it’s close 4,000 words. It's a tale of some kids and a monster in the woods. So why isn’t it up yet? Why are you reading this rather than some semi-fun story? Because my brain is broken. That’s really what it … Continue reading Broken Brain
Tuesdays were Deedee’s days. Trevor always called on her around 11 ᴀ.ᴍ. after the morning nurse left. Trevor kept one hand on the wheel, one on the box of peanut butter fudge in his lap. It was Deedee’s favorite. Hand made at Harold’s Candy Store— a real old fashioned joint that wrapped up every order … Continue reading Reserve a Table, We’ve Got a Date
It was the first time the Riverside County Police Department had ever been called over spilled milk. And, it was only a few drops at that. A pair of burly, some might say, overweight officers of the law, stood in Karol Brekenridge’s sun-drenched apartment. One, the square-jawed officer with the Punisher tattoo on his forearm … Continue reading Spilled Milk
I arrived early as I always do in high pressure situations. Parking was a mess. I felt a slight trickle of sweat under my arms as I reached the bottom of the garage’s staircase. “Damn bruh, looking roasted,” a man on the street said. I saw the cynicism in his eyes despite them being … Continue reading Falling in love over dinner
What the hell is Cherry 3? Scientists claim strange space object could be evidence of alien life Tyler Richards of Amerigo Observatory 18 was the first to spot the space object hurtling towards Gia two years ago. For the first time since then scientists and astronomers alike are getting a closer look at the object, … Continue reading Cherry 3
Doug and Jackie occupied opposite ends of the couch. Occupied. Not sat. The last time Jackie had sat with Dough had been after their 18th anniversary two years prior, after dinner at Rico’s and the semi-romantic way he’d gotten down on one knee and presented her with that white-gold tennis bracelet. The last time … Continue reading Bitter but Bearable
Hunter Kemba prowled along the walls of his studio. His stare was fixed on the canvas fastened to the floor. Tubes of acrylic paint, half-rolled from use, were littered about his floor. The rest of the room was empty save for a battered violin case closed and locked and laid up in the corner. … Continue reading Smithereens
Whoa! It's WordPress official. The ChadWrites blog has 200 followers. First off, thank you to everyone who's stopped by and taken a few minutes out of their day to read something I've written. It really means a lot to me. Second, moving forward I'm going to try and engage more with the WordPress community. I … Continue reading 200 Followers!
If you’ve never seen a man pinned against a cement wall by a 1994 rust-covered Buick, consider yourself lucky. The first time I’d seen such a thing was undoubtedly the cleanest. The driver, a middle aged mother of two teen-aged boys, fell asleep at a red light and let off the break. According to … Continue reading In a Pinch