I’m Certain the Sun Will Shine

I looked down at the old woman with her Einstein-like hair resting on the top half of the pillow, her wrinkled eyelids loosely closed in a deep and…


Twenty Years After

Thank goodness for name badges. Some of the people looked the same, maybe just a few furrows in the brow or a receding hairline being the difference…


Swimming in Mercury

The problem really started when Colliver conjured up not the fiction of the great dead author (of which he was a diffident fan), but the author…


The Confessional

“From even the greatest of horrors irony is seldom absent." --- H.P. Lovecraft “It is for the best that the scenes I am about to describe have faded…


The Most Beautiful Question in the World

I. In his eyes I see all the history of Asia, in the rise and fall of his chest, where his heart lies tucked safely under his bones, the multicolored…


Blues

Everywhere I go, I see blue. Everywhere I go, I hear blue. I see blue more than anything else. Blue is following me. Blue is the most popular color.…


Dummy’s Dummies, Part 2

XI. Vincent sits at his workbench, his three dummies arrayed before him. He looks even more wild-eyed than before. "So you think you can take over.…


A Correspondence with Allister X

Dear Famous Author, I recently (well not that recently) read your short work entitled “E**' S****” which was appended to your longer piece “S********…


Natural Writes

“You can’t write that, George.” George bit down on his lower lip as he held back his frustration. He stepped away from his computer for a moment,…


Pull the Trigger, Mitzi

Mitzi Brenner, an introverted 35-year-old, stuck to an existence of physical work, a routine that kept her in an unusual comfort zone. She drove to…