September 16, 2022

(Spanish) Bilingual Flash Fiction: Gertrude and Alice Go On Holiday

Gertrude and Alice were on holiday in Tuscany. They wandered away from their Golden Tour Group and came upon a strange tree with a single red shiny apple on the topmost branch. They each climbed as fast as they could to see who could get to the apple first.
September 9, 2022

Murderer’s Creek

Charlie had been in Vietnam as had Drake. Charlie worked as a cook in the army and Drake operated heavy equipment, so neither of them were ever in real combat, although both had hunkered down at night when there was incoming. Back in the states when they were neighbors, Drake was a road paver for the city of Beaverton, and Charlie had a mobile sawmill, so they had a common blue-collar argot, and this could make them friends…
August 5, 2022

A Sighting

Again, it returns to the yard-tree and sits facing his window, as if sent by an invisible force. A sign from the heavens! An ethereal sight.
July 22, 2022

Fiction Friday: Order Up

“Our culinary choices often say something about us we cannot articulate.” – Henry Hargreaves
June 3, 2022

Wolfskin

Out of the undying forest they came, walking with power and resolve, pleased to enjoy a brief sojourn with the living.
May 27, 2022

Jormungand, Part 3

“The fool! He’s trying to escape through the dragon enclosures! After him!” Zimmerman shouted. He raised his rifle and prepared to fire.
May 20, 2022

Jormungand, Part 2

Pembroke stood speechless for a moment, and then muttered, “Amazing. . . turning animals into dragons. But why?”
May 13, 2022

Jormungand, Part 1

The raucous singing that filled the Badger Arms pub rang in Colin Pembroke’s ears, as if an orchestra was playing in his head...
April 21, 2022

Behind the Mask

When she runs errands or goes to work, people see a relatively put-together woman– a functional adult who smiles, observes most of the rules of society, and is often ready with a joke. Do you want to know a secret? Her happy-go-lucky air and easy smile? That’s a mask.
February 10, 2022

I Hate Nature

As I began my walk, I immediately noticed one thing: dandelions. I don't know how they do it every year, but they come in droves. Seriously, there were a lot of dandelions.
January 7, 2022

Vacation to the Dragons of Io: Part III

“So this is the bunker?” Clarence said. “What about the bike?” “If the main hatch opens I’ll pull it in. If not, it’s safe. No one steals a bike on Io. The dragons are all a little too big.” “First time for everything,” Julia muttered and actually earned a few shared chuckles. She felt safer already with a roof overhead.
January 1, 2022

In the Mediterranean at Midnight

Closing her eyes, Makenzie soaked it all in. These moments, this was what dreams were made of: moonlight walks along the ocean, a gorgeous man with an accent that made her go weak in the knees, a romantic backdrop that belonged in some cheesy romance novel… It was enough to make her giggle. Or maybe it was the wine.