Jim Stitzel

Jim Stitzel

Joined Ficlatté in September 2014

97 stories, 4 challenges, 2 prompts, 370 comments, and 53 friends

Coffee beans earned: 5

I dabble a little in a lot of things — writing, webcomics, gaming, photography, web design, music, and more. I’m a full-time code-wrangler with far, far too much to do.

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God-Post

I held that piece of flesh up before me, bitter distaste filling my mouth. If what my father and I h…

Published 1 year ago.

Post of the Father

I carried my father's post on my left shoulder as I walked back to the front of the property. I took…

Published 1 year ago.

Beautiful Tragedy

A child. Barely out of diapers. He stands stock still on the busy sidewalk as hundreds of grown-ups …

Published 1 year ago.

Moon Shadows

Grims dropped it with a single shot. The bullet entered through the cat's open maw and exited throug…

Published 1 year ago.

And This Is Life

I have suffered brutal betrayals these past months, betrayals no one should have to endure. I have w…

Published 1 year ago.

Man-Made Post (Made of Man)

I don't know how I made it through what came next. The next days were a blur of pain, both physical …

Published 1 year ago.

Post Repair

I grabbed our wagon, pushing it over to where my father stood, forever carven in wood. Carefully, I …

Published 1 year ago.

A Peck o' Trouble

Grims slung his rifle then bent to the body. Blood dribbled from the kid's mouth, but not much. Thre…

Published 1 year ago.

Never Gonna Be Your Girl

You poked a hole in the box. I can only imagine what that did to your fingernails, wearing them down…

Published 1 year ago.

Corners

I drag a finger along a wall as I walk around the room. I can feel the grainy surface of drywall and…

Published 1 year ago.

ɹəɥʇᴂN

Grey mist sails past his face, and it is enough to shake him from his reverie. His mind is sluggish,…

Published 1 year ago.

Everywhere I Go

You've heard the expression, "Everywhere you go, there you are." Well, I've got a variation for you.…

Published 1 year ago.

Dream Mist

"Anything?" Bantu asked.

"Gimme a sec," replied Shari. With a gloved hand she reached into the mist…

Published 1 year ago.

A True Beginning

She heaved, great, gasping, shuddering sobs, still clutching the sword in her hand. Her tears that f…

Published 1 year ago.

Silence after the Storm

The forest lay in perfect stillness around her, the bodies of the beasts she had slain strewn haphaz…

Published 1 year ago.

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HSAR
August Rode
ElshaHawk LoA
slapdashmonuments
aslargeasalone
Escapist
Robert Quick
RockPaperScissors
Abstract
Fantasist
HS Wift
Abby
Jae
Anorak
Kespan
rhubarb_j
Mighty-Joe Young LOA
TheCheshireChris
Tall glass of Kel
PJ Returned
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