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…


Fire with Fire, Part 2

III. Keys in hand, Darla climbed into the rust-bearing ‘58 Fairlane she inherited from Em when he got his Impala. The engine spat to a start as she…


White Dwarf

On an October evening, Theo looked out over his property. It was mostly flat fieldland after his lawn ended and dropped down a hill. The sky was…


Dummy’s Dummies, Part 1

I. Vincent is a speck of a man you wouldn't easily notice. Mid-thirties, slender and slight, clean-shaven and close-cropped, he is plain of…