Stories tagged “FATHER”

  • Never Happened

    Story is marked as mature

    Posted 1 year ago
  • Fractal Realities: On the Black Sea of Misery

    Arden Waithe never wanted to be on the boat. Or any boat. His experience had taught him that sailing was misery cubed. The rolling of the ground that never stopped, rising and falling, clenched his stomach inside an iron fist even as it spun his conscious…

    Posted 2 years ago
  • Family Get-Together

    She wore a smile, and not much else. "Glad to see your dress code is still... relaxed," Eric said. "You look good. 20 years has changed you. For the better."

    Elena's smile widened. "Why, thank you, Eric. I didn't expect compli..."

    "Especially," he inter…

    Posted 2 years ago
  • Father-Son Reunion

    He felt the barrel of the shotgun against the back of his head. He never even heard the old man approach.

    "Boy, you have 30 seconds to explain why you're in my house," Eric growled.

    Thomas cleared his throat. "I'm your son."

    The pressure on the back of…

    Posted 2 years ago
  • Less than Salubrious Reminder

    I joined my papa at the top of the hill. Intertwining my fingers, I stretched again, slowly pushing the sky away, reminding my muscles that they too must wake and ready themselves for work. The pleasant ache started in my upper arms and flowed both up and…

    Posted 3 years ago
  • Rest Salubrious

    I stretched out, hand reaching languidly for the sun. I wanted to pluck the bright golden ball from the sea of blue and cup it in my hands. Having just woken up, for a moment I was a child again. And in that in-between of dream and wakefulness, reality s…

    Posted 3 years ago
  • The Second American Revolution

    Ear splitting sirens shrieked through the night. My little girl, frightened, shot up out of our bed of pallets. Bright lights flashed in unpredictable series, blinding when they exploded and again after they vanished, swallowed by the ever present dark. E…

    Posted 4 years ago
  • A Grim New Fairy-tale

    Story is marked as mature

    Posted 4 years ago
  • The Box

    "Whatever happened to that 20 minutes of decluttering thing you used to do?"

    "I gave it up when you signed me up for hot yoga. The class time overlaps with decluttering by 15 minutes, and who can get anything done in 5 minutes?"

    "Very funny." She moved…

    Posted 4 years ago