A Voice from the Past, Part 2

He entered holding the revolver, as if to face an unknown enemy, hoping to help his father in danger, but as soon as he arrived inside, his hope…


Rejection Collection

Chuck Spurnor was a collector. You may try to imagine all the sorts of things he could have chosen to collect, and you will probably be wrong. Chuck…


Negotiations with the Boss

Joan, the secretary, knocked on the door of her boss’ office, “You need me, sir?” “Yes, Joan, come on in,” the boss, a big-shouldered water buffalo,…


The Engineers, Part 5

That night, I dream for the first time I can recall in years, and it is an insanity. I’m sorting through old photos, those old Land camera types,…


Lali’s Date

A small street café sat nestled between old shops and restaurants, warm and welcoming as such places were. They served the average…


Complications

“Diabetes? I’ve heard it’s a terrible disease. A lot of complications.” “Not likely in your case, if you’re disciplined in dealing with it.” Dr.…


Jade Cascade

The 2010 era was an odd time for me. Being a young man at odds with the strict nature of my most recent father figure I soon found myself forcibly…


The Legend of Four Fingers

Note: The core premise of this story is based on an actual policeman’s anecdote. With the descent of Minnesota into a land of lawlessness and…


Unaccompanied Song

It was the clashing that was the most frightening. The devotional sound of the brotherhood’s nocturns mingling with the hellacious keening both…


For All Humanity…

Part 1: In Russia, Moon Loves You Orbiting Earth, safe from weathering, lie last artefacts of Human race. When bombs drop, viruses boil blood, or…