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Category Archives: fiction

Broke My Neck

It was during the crimson nights of August last year when Pete Sergeant made the biggest mistake of his life. When he tells the story, he omits many of the details, because of embarrassment or prideĀ or some such, which is understandable. But my version is the more accurate one, so that’s the one I’ll tell.

The Wrong Treasure

The story goes like this… A mad, ferocious wind, a wind like a horde of wasps, buffeted the Sea Queen’s Trouble as it sailed the death-cold waters of the Sea of Ice. It tore through clothing and stung the skin, leaving the crew cursing in clouds of frosty breath. The wind even slipped through the […]

Grumble Grumble Grumble

Six different the castle. Here the day of steam shattered. Across its thin beam of light threaded the galleries turn beauty into a piggy being has compacted to a purple lighting her face and Friday uninviting. There are many we could all go after a common filigree. One wonder whose eyes will behold hollowing her […]

Three Moons Over Mandelbrot: A Romance

Kasimir Elephant reached into his pocket and pulled out the brand-new trumpet he had bought at the joke shop for only three dollars and an old telephone directory. He gazed at the shiny musical instrument and sighed. Now he could play in his older brother’s marching band. His brother, Theodore, hated him and refused to […]

NaNoWriMo 2014: The End…Or Is It?

This past Sunday, at 11:59 p.m., this year’s NaNoWriMo ended. I went into it with a head full of steam, eyes full of wonder, and a vague idea of a story I wanted to create. I’ve only finished my NaNoWriMo story once (the first time I did it, which I did on my own one […]

Jason, Christopher, Lady, Tiger

It’s just like that story, ‘The Lady or the Tiger’!” Jason whined. “What do you mean?” Christopher asked. Jason sighed, walked to the door that led to the garage, opened the door with a dramatic flourish, and…well, what do you think was behind it?