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Barbecue

2 minute read

Okay, Nicholas. Let’s start from the beginning, shall we? When did you begin to have these dark thoughts?

Whoops

less than 1 minute read

Special ornament If only I had duct tape She would never know

Ron's Gift

less than 1 minute read

The wrapped object under the tree was addressed to me, long and slender with a lumpy soft bit of business on the top. My brother-in-law looked on as I unwrap...

Gramp’s Grace

less than 1 minute read

I’m not a religious man, but sitting at head of the table where my grandfather would have normally sit, I looked around to my rarely-assembled family, all ea...

Backroom Elves

less than 1 minute read

“Blinky, put that wrench down and get over here. I need a hand.”

How Not to Be a Jerk Online

3 minute read

It goes without saying that being active on the Internet requires a thick skin. With social media tools like Facebook, we now all create content whether we r...

Newly Freed

less than 1 minute read

thin glaze on puddles little girls giggle and stomp ice crunches under foot

The Last Voyage of the Nancy

1 minute read

Young Mary laced my bodice tight and helped me into my skirts. Dinner with the Captain required me to look my best. We’d been at sea for several months, and ...

The Bonded

3 minute read

Not every Fayre could be trusted. I learned that lesson early on. But for every million of the flittering little freaks that infested the planet, there was o...

Christmas Then and Now

less than 1 minute read

Christmases were stressful growing up, especially during my teen years. Money was tight and my folks weren’t getting along. It wasn’t until I was well into m...

Lemony Rain

2 minute read

I constructed my lair from the choicest rock candy, not dollar store seconds. The emerald green ribbon glowed deep within the rot of my heart. Shielded from ...

How Do You Respond to a Writing Challenge?

1 minute read

It’s easy to burn yourself out creatively when meeting writing deadlines or undertaking insanity projects like NaNoWriMo. Sometimes, it’s just mood and the c...