Fear

I hear them, wriggling and squirming, first to my left, then my right, and then it filled my whole world with noise. The click-click-clicking of their little feet…

How to Get Ahead

Water dripped from high above. Perseus gripped the hilt tightly and bounced lightly on the balls of his feet. He hated waiting. A growl. Finally. The sword whistled…

Kitchen Tools

“But what if I hold it like this?” asked Eunice. “Try it,” I said. There was only one way to learn. Our lives depended on it. Eunice gripped…

Into the Void

Date: September 27, 1491 SCE (Second Current Era) “Sky Captain,” said Willem. He’d been a stellar First Mate. How long have we been a-flight? Four, no, five years?…

It’s All About the Cornbread

Ya see, us here wolves got a bad rap. We ain’t so bad. I tell ya, most of us would rather drop in to Joe’s Diner than trounce…

Benny

Benny walked into my cubicle and his smile vanished. However, my own grin widened. This gag would play out perfectly. My papers were all laid out and askew…

Some Words About My Uncle Mort

The thing I’ll always remember about Uncle Mort, is his penchant for holding a conversation with anyone about anything. It didn’t matter your economic station, your cultural background…

Hopewell Rocks

My bride and I have been together a long time. We know each other well, but it’s always fun to learn something new about the other. After a…

Barbecue No More

Steak was supposed to be on sale. Beef had been so expensive lately that my gal and me were subsisting on less than choice cuts of pork-much to…

Eye Spy

“Something green.” “What’s that, sweetheart?” I’m back to the present. Soccer practice. We’re off to soccer practice. Susie cocks her head sideways. I wonder if she should be…

Mitzy and the Butterfly

And as quickly begun, it was finished. White magic. My little sister. Gone. The girl rose and stood in the centre of the overgrown boxwood Maze, no longer…