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...
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 “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