The Nihilist – Short Short

Maddie thinks she can change me. She puts her hand on my shoulder and spouts tripe. “The past is gone,” she says. “You can be whatever you choose to be.” Vapid life preservers that junkies toss about in twelve-step meetings or disillusioned young mothers post on Pinterest boards so they don’t slit their wrists in the tub. I don’t resent her for […]

To my fives of fans: on the topic of Frank Danger

For those of you who have been following the adventures of Frank Danger, an apology is in order. I’m done with his saga for the time being and the stories are coming down. *gasps of shock cascade throughout the packed stadium* The reason for this is simultaneously exciting and horrifying. I’ve decided to write a novel about him (and his nemesis Hans […]

Almost Famous – Short Short Story

“Just ahead,” said the scientist, footsteps echoing down the hallway. “Through that door and-” “Down the hall to the right,” finished the pilot. The scientist looked up from his clipboard. “You’ve been here?” “Yes.” They entered a large auditorium, empty save for a gray, windowless phone booth. “Tomorrow, this room will be filled. I wanted you to see it before […]

Ward’s Worthless Ward – Flash Fiction

Since his accident last year, Myron’s short-term memory abandoned him at random. This caused him no small measure of anxiety and his life was spent trying to piece together hours-long blank spaces of which he had no knowledge. This time, he couldn’t remember driving Ward home. Prior to a few moments ago, the last thing Myron remembered was […]

The Maiden’s Flight – Flash Fiction

Over emerald fields, the golden maid flew, driving her silver mare with reckless desperation. It foamed and frothed and she screamed in its ear kicking her heels into its sides. Behind them flowed her long blonde hair and the mare’s silver tail, the last banners of a defeated army. The barbarian was gaining. Merciless, he whipped his stallion with base cruelty. With one hand he clutched […]

A Christmas Gift – Non Fiction

Say what you will about the American Civil War, it brought families together. All across the nation, relatives gathered on the field of battle to lovingly stick bayonets into one another’s eyes. Nowhere was this demonstration of brotherly love more clearly demonstrated than Montgomery County, Kentucky where nothing more than a creek separated the Yanks from the Rebels and family members tore […]

Early Riser – Flash Fiction

She woke at 4 am and was not surprised to find his side of the bed cool. He had always been an insomniac. Wrapping up in a robe, she padded downstairs to find him reading the newspaper at the kitchen table. “I wish you would come to bed,” she said. “You know I can’t sleep.” She sighed and made pot of coffee. […]