A Voice from the Past, Part 1

"Mr. Campbell...being stubborn won't help you," said assistant archaeologist Nuabis. "Maybe, but I need to find out what happened to him," Edward…


No Cavalry, Save Yourself

Timeston is known for Timeston Well. It doesn’t have a bottom, and the gulls that wheeled and cried in the square would fall silent when they flew…


Asteroid

Last night, Mary was furious. “How can you eat that last piece of pie knowing full well that when the asteroid hits the Earth tomorrow, any access to…


My Beef with Bono

Grab a cocktail, sit back, and I'll tell you a true story about when I met Bono... In 1983, I was in college and served as a delegate to the National…


The Engineers, Part 4

The following day is my day off and I squander it, as I usually do, by doing housework. I’m in the basement doing laundry and Willie is trying to…


Trail Head

It was the weirdest thing I’ve ever seen. I should probably start with the hike before---we’ll get to the main point. I keep thinking maybe there was…


The Palace of Your Fathers

The day was grey and warm. It was February but warm and it felt like late autumn. He was going to the bus stop through grim and muddy Wroclaw. The…


The Guest from Afar

A guest has arrived at the old village. Passing through the silent alleyways in silence, interrupted by the barking dogs, illuminated by the inner…


In the Confessional

Saturday afternoon confession was well attended at Our Lady of Mount Sinai Somewhere in the Desert-Roman Catholic Church. Each of the faithful sought…


Reclamation

“Sometimes I like to give them a little head start,” Hansen said, shifting the truck into neutral. “No more than ten seconds.” Heart pounding,…