Immortal

The hammer of the Saturday Night Special revolver is lined up with my right eye. Even with a target this close, I want to make sure I don't miss. To…


Beneath the Dwarf Stars

Hades finds us at brunch. I’m sipping on a watery cocktail because my fingers need something to do. I watch your lips move. Syllables don’t swirl in…


Confessions of a Banshee

“Murmurs passed along the valleys like the Banshee's lonely croon And a thousand blades were flashing at the rising of the moon.“ John Keegan Casey,…


Lauren Gets Blacked

Some things in life always come back at you. Like herpes. They spring up at the most inconvenient times. Same song, same dance, same itch. Boring,…


A Manuscript with a Happy Ending

“Oh no,” said Kitten, “I've lost my favorite ball!” “Oh my,” said Puppy. “Do you remember where you had it last? When I lose my toys, I can always…


George Imagined

It came about suddenly, all at once. George had been contemplating leaving his job at the electronics store for some time. He had recently been…


No Man’s Land

“So yeah, you’re becoming too much of a liability,” he says. He pulls the joint back to his chapped lips and takes a brief pull. “And for those…


Operation Triggerman: The Grooming, Part 1

Note our man. Take him in, regard him for who he is: no more, no less. What do you find prepossessing in his appearance, demeanor, manner of…


The Dumpster

I live in a loft apartment in a building that backs onto an alleyway near a park. I live by myself with a dog called Lloyd. As of late, bodies have…


Thump

Thump The noise was just loud enough to wake me up, but not loud enough that I remembered what woke me up. It wasn’t until the second Thump That I…