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…


The Elves and the Witch

A twilight stretches across my vision. Its horizon is an infinite distance away. The dark smothers me like a blanket. I feel myself begin to sweat.…


The Flesh

A raven-haired woman seized his hand and led him to the hot tub overlooking the City of Angels. Her bare feet fell silent on the polished travertine…


Poisoned

Corrine felt like she had been poisoned. She worked as a cashier at the new hardware store in town. It opened up recently, and she requested to work…