Isaac turned to the other miners. They were younger, a bit rough around the edges to be sure and sharing stories of recent hauls and troubles they’d had breaking asteroids along the lonesome kuiper belt. It was late and the bar was nearly empty save them and the bartender Herval. Isaac leaned over the … Continue reading It didn’t kill ’em. Oh no. It just changed ’em.
What is that pa? The boy asks. I kick a few stones in its direction. Nothing. Its green stands out against the monochrome pink beach. Stay here, I say putting a hand on his shoulder. But his spear is ready, angled down and honed to a cruel point. Good lad. I try … Continue reading Glasshopper
The judge leaned forward. With elegance, he pushed his reading glasses back up the bridge of his nose. “Ms. Redhedchix,” he began. His jowls wagged as he spoke. “Could you kindly repeat that, I think I’ve missed something.” My client, seated next to me at the desk, nodded. She stood once more and rested … Continue reading MMORPG Court
So that does it. I'm all moved in. I've done it twice in the last week and a half and let me just say that it is taxing uprooting your life, putting it all in boxes, and moving it hundreds of miles. I didn't do a ton of writing, for no real justifiable reason besides … Continue reading All Moved In.
I called for the check eyeing him outside the diner window. His mouth and nose smushed up against the grimy glass. A horrid recreation of a long-forgotten Picasso. The glass steamed he breathed. His beady eyes trained on me the entire time. The waitress approached me with a smile until she saw him. “Uh, … Continue reading Fourth Wall
Saint Nick fingered his parchment list and looked at the bottom. 12 tons of coal-- at least. Exceptionally naughty year, he thought. He set the parchment down on his workbench and turned to face the buzz of the workshop. It was August now, dog days would be setting in the northern hemisphere. Up in the … Continue reading Corn for Christmas
Well it's certainly been a while since my last post. Too much to do and too little time. Okay that last part is a lie. There's been plenty of time in the last couple of weeks. I've just been lazy-- and moving. Moving suh-hucks. Really. And I have to do it again in a week!! … Continue reading In the tunnel.
Raymond let his body slack against the length of rope and concentrated on the aerosol hissing in his hand. Atop the moss-covered skeleton of the long-dormant coaster, Raymond arched and crashed black and blues together, inspired by the Brubaker comic he’d just finished. He shifted to the right and the cans of paint in … Continue reading Spraypaint in the Moonlight.
Daryl approached the church’s crafts fair bound in the traditional novice whites. A white trench coat, eggshell pants, a shoestring bag, and a full-brimmed hat to keep the sun out of his eyes. He tittered on the street corner watching folks young and old meander from tent to tent, pointing and smiling. … Continue reading All in White
I sat nervously checking the stereo clock as my boss Doug and I watched the paramedics work on the corpse up the road. Instruments, brass, whistles, and a punctured bass drum littered the blacktop. The one man band had been in the middle of a tune when he lurched to his side and grabbed his … Continue reading We’re never Carpooling again.