Month: October 2014

Haley Into Darkness

We huddled in the dark closet for what seemed like forever, our hearts pounding in our chests. The blood washed in my head, a tidal ebb and flow…

Is this the End, Haley?

Jimmy drove too fast for my liking, but under the circumstances, I didn’t argue even if we didn’t use headlights. Ben was in the front with him acting…

Father Time Versus the Time Demons

“Wake up, you idiot.” I opened my eyes to see the same old man glaring at me under bushy eyebrows, his nostrils flaring in his equally bushy nose.…

A Close Call

It was a dark and stormy night, my wife and daughter were driving to a Fire Hall outside Chester for a family gathering. The rain pounded the roads…

Cellar

My hands shook in the cold rain as I fumbled with the shovel handle as another flash of lightning illuminated the back deck’s leaf litter blanket. I gingerly…

Scare Tactics

“Why don’t you try poking out your eyes?” “And put them on my fingers again? Nah, that just made the last group laugh?” “Spitting cockroaches? You do that…

Unwanted

**H **eaven didn’t want the maiming boy **A **mbling away from the Pearly Gates **U **nderneath the Earth, another was watching **N **etherworld needing another soul **T **o…

Trick or Treat

Moldy sugar and weevily flour, Some rancid butter at the Witching Hour. Wriggly worms, spiders and flies, Spooky cookies, a treater’s surprise.

Iced Up

Jamie slammed his hand against the dash of the car and the heater fan rattled to life. The sun glared through the crystallized windshield as he waited for…

Writing Motivation

I don’t want to write this post. I don’t feel like it. Actually, I don’t feel like writing a cotton-pickin’ thing. Surely, there is something on TV? Nope.…