Grape Eyeballs

The dream was always the same. Beth could see them at the old kitchen table, Mom to her left and Dad directly across from her. They’d just finished…


Long Live the Queen

It was the end of the world, the very eve of Armageddon. We all knew it, saw it escalating around us. It began gradually; small changes that happened…


Joan Claire

Firstborn babe, sleeping peacefully in a lavender room, Soft purple curtains flutter out over light purple walls, Her grandmother’s very image, her…


Disaster Holiday

It was a once in a lifetime, barnburner, shitshow of a storm. Certainly it was being hyped as a Biblical-level event. So much so that the grocery…


January 23rd

Six years. Over 2,000 days, 72 months, and God only knew how many minutes. The world still continued to spin, completely indifferent to the pain and…


MadDog78

It melded perfectly in his hand. His fingers caressed the barrel, the familiar weight and heft of it bringing him comfort. Satisfied that it was…


Unencumbered

Unencumbered. That really was the perfect word. Dusty Barrett couldn’t remember where or when he’d heard it before, only that it had to be the very…


“Marigold” and “Ghosts of November”

Marigold Marigold. Marigold of a crisp autumn morning, sunlight streaming in to light up her fine blond hair. Soft as a feather, translucent downy…