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Play the Pawn

Play the Pawn

(note)This coming Saturday (April 30th) is International Table Top Day. As a bit of a celebration to that I am bringing back a Quick Beat I shared a little over two years ago. It is an appropriate story as we look into playing some board games with friends and family. …

The Eager Servant

The Eager Servant

The Eager Servant The lantern’s light bounced and swayed as he walked down the stone stairway. At the bottom of the stairs, the dirt floor muffled the sounds of his footfalls as he walked to the center of the room and the raised altar. He reached into the inner pockets …

Curse of the Angry Ghost

Curse of the Angry Ghost

Curse of the Angry Ghost The meeting of the 3rd Brigade Arbitrary Men’s group had been going along swimmingly. Though this month’s turnout hadn’t been as good as last months, James felt that it had still been a success. At least none of the four men present had stormed off …

Vacancies

Vacancies

Vacancies “Are you sure about this place?” Anna skimmed both sides of the business card again. “The logo is a bit, odd…” “It’s just a symbol. Heck, Jimmy said the place has a stellar buffet and the hot tub rooms are to die for.” Gary zipped his suitcase with one …

if i had a hammer

If I had a Hammer

If I had a Hammer I know you’ve been there, this isn’t my first time in this position myself. The fight began when I pulled the lights from the basement. Not only were they tangled (it took an hour and a half to unwind the strands). But when I plugged …

Feed the Beast

Feed the Beast

How about something a little different tonight as we are getting ready for the holidays and such. Tonight we have a bit of prose poetry (or at least an attempt at it). Feed the Beast Chop, chop, chop, knives scrape across cutting boards. Eyes on the work and minds turned …

A Humble Repast

A Humble Repast

I am going to pretend that you have never heard of Indies Unlimited or their flash fiction challenge. This means that I am going to go through and tell you all about it. If you know the deal already, skip this next bit and just jump in where the title …

Graveyard of Heroes

Graveyard of Heroes

If you didn’t know, today is the day before Thanksgiving in the United States. This is always a Wednesday. Personally, I would like to thank Indies Unlimited for their tireless efforts in supplying the written and visual prompts for their flash fiction challenge. They give us something to look forward …

Motivated Agent

Motivated Agent

I don’t know about you, but I expect certain things on Wednesdays. The obligatory humpday jokes, the elation that Friday is growing closer, Arrow on TV, and of course, the Indies Unlimited flash fiction challenge. Ya know, it’s kinda like the Oscars. We have gotten the prompts, we have written …