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Where the -@!# did my muse go?
Writer, dreamer, knight, shackled by entertainment . . . and people.
Beneath the Flat Line
Pressing into the mirror, I slid into shadow. Coldness suffused every cell of my body until the pain…
Published 18 hours ago.
There's No Benadryl for People
“Haha, mommy. You made a boob!” Kara Jean laughed.
Sam looked at the curved mound of sand. She supp…
Published 44 hours ago.
Simon Krapper whimpered from his cross. He was still alive. Eyes bleary from pain, from tears, from …
Published 2 days ago.
See You Next Time
I awoke with a start to noise from downstairs: a series of thumps punctuated by broken glass, as if …
Published 3 days ago.
Red sunburned skin scored the rounded edges of my shoulder blades, along the outsides of my forearms…
Published 3 days ago.
I stepped of the Rail and dropped down to street level. Anticipation quickened my steps. My presence…
Published 4 days ago.
I had been there working on the same sentence for an hour when she slid into the booth across from m…
Published 5 days ago.
Where are you
Wind hammered the windows and made the shutters crack against the outside of Kevin's house. Bent ove…
Published 6 days ago.
Among the Stars: If You Open It--
Before entering through the hole he'd made, Darnell unhooked his tether and attached it to a metal e…
Published 12 days ago.
Among the Stars: Following Protocol
Darnell unclipped his laser torch and used the butt to tap on the door. He didn't hear anything. Pre…
Published 14 days ago.
Among the Stars: Bullseye
Darnell floated through space, tethered back to the Lorelei's Lament by the braided steel cable ho…
Published 15 days ago.
Some Springs are Dammed
Kelly had been fourteen when she decided her father wasn't coming back. He had disappeared two years…
Published 18 days ago.
Opportunities in Ashes
The wind picked up around me, growing denser as smoke from the burning city below infused it. Partic…
Published 20 days ago.
Nightmare Without End, Amen
It's a nightmare to see you. If I catch a glimpse of you without warning, my heart gives a panicked …
Published 21 days ago.
Suburban Shadows: The Nest
Descending down the stairs to the basement, I almost gagged on the overwhelming funk that permeated …
Published 22 days ago.