Short story: “Death”, “Hat”, “Gene”

Sasaki knew nothing would change if she begged for help. She had been there. Weak kids had weak parents who would blame their own child to appease the other kid’s parents. Her parents were weak but she was not. Thus, when Sasaki broke the glass with her satchel and waved a glass fragment at the bullies,… Continue reading Short story: “Death”, “Hat”, “Gene”


Short story: “Lawyer”, “A.I.”, “Wikipedia”

Percy was about to throw the papers in the bin when he got a follow-up call from the seventy-two-year-old plutocrat who owned these papers. He was warned not to take the proposal lightly, whereupon he explained the difficulty to not take these papers lightly. Following a long, two-hour dialogue, the man convinced the mayor to… Continue reading Short story: “Lawyer”, “A.I.”, “Wikipedia”

Short story: “Rain”, “Bottle”, “Bookstore”

A mother and her young son sought refuge from a sudden rain in the bookstore I worked in. They were not the only ones pulled from the busy torrent of city life by the weather. Half a dozen others were standing at the porch, a few drenched to the sole of their feet; all looking… Continue reading Short story: “Rain”, “Bottle”, “Bookstore”

Short story: “Swimming pool”, “Cicada”, “Airplane”

N.Jon woke up with a broken rib and a mouth full of sand. The sun was burning atop the cloudless blue sky. His throat felt dry, so dry that he could drink his own blood, had it still been flowing out from the seashell cuts on his limbs, to quench this thirst. He cried. He… Continue reading Short story: “Swimming pool”, “Cicada”, “Airplane”

Short story: “Cat”, “Pumpkin”, “Headphone”

A man was run over by a truck while rescuing a cat from a tree. Another man was charged with manslaughter. People saw the driver leaving the cabin wearing a headphone. He confirmed the testimony to the police when they asked, and added how he had not slept for thirty two hours at the time and he needed the… Continue reading Short story: “Cat”, “Pumpkin”, “Headphone”

Virtual write-in prompts 7/14/16 Put your character in a situation or scene that is patently ridiculous, whether that's a quirky bookstore, an upside down desert or a humiliating situation. (95 words) The world had gone mad, it truly had. She stood helplessly as trucks after trucks ran over the poor pedestrian. She knew a deliberate murder attempt when… Continue reading Virtual write-in prompts 7/14/16

Story by the campfire: The worst possible ending

First week of Camp NaNoWriMo went by and I got about 3-day-worth of writing. Not bad, I supposed, but it could be better. The serious writing starts next Monday when I'm done with the surprise Microwave engineering re-exam. But first, some quick progress updates on White Destiny's revision: The bishop and the Witch There's been… Continue reading Story by the campfire: The worst possible ending