The Scent of His Cigar

Jake walked back to his office to find Leah with her face buried in his jacket. “I love the smell of cigars,” she said, not at all abashed at being…


The Long Way Home

The bells of St. Christopher’s were tolling the hour as Moe leaned his bulky form against the pole at the intersection of Washington Street and…


Election Coverage

“That’s bonkers!” Leo shouted, waiting for Bradly, his editor to flash that big toothy grin, signaling he’d just been subjected to another of the…


Mr. Bippity

Alice squinted at the blonde gremlin bouncing on her legs and then reached for the alarm clock on her nightstand. The big red numbers told her it was…


The Potato

Carlos stood staring down at the potato he had just pulled from the bag as though he had never seen such a thing before. Turning it around in his…


Requiem for a Goblin

It was raining the day they laid old Tye to rest. Blind, and hobbled by the gout, Tye hadn’t been of much use to anyone---not even himself---for…


The Chain Forged in Life

The man watched as Bob crammed the remainder of his hamburger into his mouth and switched on the television. He knew Bob was thinking there was…