Rocktober! Show me your horns!

I’m home sick today, cold sweats, eyes stinging, bones aching and head pounding. To be honest I feel like a reanimated corpse who’d rather be just left alone…

Intention

Larry sat in the jail cell and tried to make himself invisible. The smell of piss, sweat and stale booze made him light-headed. An acrid mouthful of pre-vomit…

Newsworthy

David Pemberton leaned into the mirror and fussed over the crow’s feet starting to creep into his face. He liked the look he was cultivating. While Janice suffered…

Broken

It was a slow night, even for a Tuesday. The rain kept everyone off the streets and away from the watering holes. That suited me just fine given…

It’s Groundhogs All The Way Down

September has rolled around again. Our youngest has been delivered to university to continue his journey into Awesomehood. My bride and I are alone without children for the…

On the Crest of the Storm

thunderous dark skies running through the autumn grass into the dark wood I am the hunted. He does not stop, will not stop. I hear my name above…

A Hole in the Plan

The blade of the shovel rang loudly as it hit rock again. Dale winced. Sound carried far in the night. There was too much noise for one evening…

The Gift

It took a lot of effort to get the fingerprints just right. Even a little too much would ruin them. Too little and they’d never find them at…

Grace Under Fire

Grace raced to the emergency pull station on the other side of the room. There wasn’t much room for debate and doubt on this one. They fucked up.…

The Gypsy Tent

I wandered through the county fair, With plenty of coin and time to spare. Carnies barking to and fro, ‘Spin the wheel’ and ‘enjoy the show.’ Neither bearded…

On Taking Criticism

A writer’s heart is an untamed beast. Tho from his quill flows a reader’s feast, Not all words are diamonds written. Sometimes the author’s ego’s bitten.‎ The critic,…