A Chair Called Nixon

This is a story about Richard Nixon. Not the late president Richard Nixon, mind you, but another entity altogether. I use the word “entity” rather…


Leaving the Harem

“Pasha…” Cat hissed the words as she slammed the door to the office bathroom. He’s not the world. Not the only one with brains. I don’t need him.…


Too Kind

The trolling motor pushed the trim fishing boat up river towards the great concrete pylons that held the bridge aloft. A splash as loud as the one he…


The Ghost Writer (Francine’s Dilemma), Part 1

“I hear a noise, like a tapping sound. I get up out of bed and see a typewriter on my desk in the living room. I don’t own a typewriter…and the keys…


Breaking Tuesday

Doug shut off the tractor and sat in the shadow of the plane directly above him. Interposed between him and the noonday sun, it hung there like a…


A Problem in Gravity, Part 3

V. The next day, in the back room of the Monte Carlo, Tony and Junior were looking at a map on Tony’s phone. Their focus was Gravity, Iowa. At first,…


The Unexpected Friend

The sky was streaked with vibrant oranges and navy blue as the sun set over Pamlico Sound.  Jennifer just finished settling into the rented beach…


Fetch

There didn’t used to be werewolves loose in the world. Now there will be. You can’t think what to do about it. Maybe with a little more time, you…


Time Travel

The Present What happens when you run across the minefield, safely arriving to greener pastures, but see an enormous shadow in front of you? What…


Storm Clouds

A small group of Minnesota's criminally insane are housed in a gray, nondescript building on the outskirts of the town of Epps in the northwestern…