Category Archives: Fiction

Monte

To Monte, it seemed as if they’d been walking for days. He wished they could stop for a snack & a drink of water, but apparently The Guy was on some sort of mission. Since they’d begun their journey he’d barely acknowledged Monte’s existence. Ever since the motorized machine stopped moving and they started on their […]
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Hammer Meets Nail

So, a hammer walks into The Nutz & Boltz Tavern after a tough day on the job site. The bartender leans over the bar. “What’ll it be, Hambo?” “Gimme a Rusty Nail, Mack,” he replied. “And keep ’em comin’!” “Rough day, huh? You look beat.” Mack observed as he built Ham’s drink. Ham tried to shrug […]
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The Book of Samuel

  There was pregnant pause fit for an ellipsis at the Plath Institute for the Punctuationally Perplexed. Apostrophes dangled in mid-air—like modifiers—pondering their functions. Were they in for possession, or did their presence suggest a multitude of charges? Commas found themselves scattered, unsure of where to go and how many of them were necessary. Meanwhile, the semi-colons, colons and em-dashes jockeyed for position in the […]
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The Staff

Joe salivated, imagining what the staff might serve tonight. Lobster Thermidor, a Porterhouse steak… A gong sounds. The guard, Nguyen Trai, slips a half bowl of cold rice between the bamboo bars, as he’d done every evening for the last seven years.  

Voodoo Woman

Tangerine sun sinks behind live oaks dripping with musky Spanish moss wild gleam in agate eyes, Voodoo woman waits ‘til the time is right.