In which I post two stories, one by me, and one by Brad Skiff, in response to last week's Flash Fiction prompt.
In which I feature my first attempt at Star Wars Fan Fiction, and I re-post my buddy Brad's story in response to last week's Flash Fiction challenge...
Fiction. (Based on the Reedsy prompt, “Write a story about someone who works in a wax museum.”) The tin sign off the dusty strip of desert highway was faded and rusty. It hung from a large pole via a couple of metal rings and swung in the lethargic, arid breeze. “Moby’s House of Curiosities,” … Continue reading The Curious Life of Harold Cobbler
In which our hero stumbles into a case that provides far more questions than answers...
“Well, he’s definitely cheating on you,” Dingo said, throwing the pictures on the desk in front of her. “These good enough for ya?’ She stared at them a moment. There it was. Her husband, and a young woman who could pass for their daughter - if they had one. So much skin - it was … Continue reading The Ballad of Dingo Roy: Case 217 – Trent McEnroe
Flash Fiction They sat across from one another at the diner. The younger man in a plain black pea coat with a black button-down shirt and black slacks. Hair: jet black. Skin: pale white. Though he looked to be in his forties, he had deeply sunken eyes, a pronounced jaw, and high cheekbones. The effect … Continue reading The Reaper’s Rope
Fiction. Two things: First, I wrote this for Wendig's Flash Fiction challenge, but I failed miserably at the word count, so I decided to wait and publish it in it's ~2200 word form. Second, The title and the opening are allusions to Poe's "The Cask of Amontillado" because it's a revenge story. Beyond that there … Continue reading The Voucher of Benessere
Flash Fiction! The black Jag pulled up to the curb and the Hyundai followed. The sun shone and made a brilliant glare of both vehicles. Charlie Finkeberger got out of her Jag and quickly walked around to help the young couple out of the Hyundai. The man mowing the lawn next door looked at … Continue reading Helen
Fiction. 500 word challenge from a few years ago. Jasper woke suddenly as his head bumped against the bus window. He felt the drool running down his chin from the corner of his mouth and he wiped it with his old pea coat sleeve. Then he rubbed his eyes, and, blinking the way that you … Continue reading A Lion for June
Fiction “He won’t do it. He’s yella’.” “Sure he will, just you watch.” “Na. He’s just like his ol’ man. Yella’ through n’ through.” Jack and Albert continued the debate over Tommy’s character past the edge of town and beyond the tree line that marked the beginning of the Rocky Mountain foothills to the southwest. … Continue reading Courage