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what the highway prefers

What the Highway Prefers

I am running into some real world issues this week that will be keeping me away from the site. This story wasn’t my first choice for the week but it is what I need to do right now. Yep, this is a blast from the past originally posted August 4, …

chasing death

Chasing Death

This one is a bit risqué at times but never fear, it goes right into the strange and odd that we can expect. Chasing Death The sounds of the hammer beating against wood and nail rang out in the still morning air. Jarad had been at it for hours. Cutting, …

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 Hangin Tree

The Hangin Tree

The Hangin Tree The note said to meet her at the hangin’ tree at a quarter to midnight. He shone his flashlight on it again just to be sure. It hadn’t changed. Jimmy circled around the tree with his light off, following the path of the moon. The full moon …

The Job

The Job

Some of you may remember this story. It was written a while back and is part of the collection of odd love stories Fractured Hearts. I am sharing it today as part of the Bloody Valentine Horror event. The Job As he washed his blood from her shirt, he muttered, …

Honor and Steel

Honor and Steel

First off, still adjusting to life outside of the horrors of retail work during Christmas so things are a little off kilter for a bit. While I am still transitioning, we will be seeing only two posts per week here. I have a number of projects that are in the …

When Gods Fall

When Gods Fall

When Gods Fall Comic books and superheroes are an American mythology. I touched on this a little when I wrote about the graphic novel and movie for The Watchmen. Birthed with the first true superhero, Superman, in Action Comics back in 1938, we needed heroes that were larger than life. …

Blind Alley

Blind Alley

Are you ready for this? This is the next installment of the bit of story we have been reading for the past few weeks. I warn you now, there is more to come. But with that said, this one takes us down a darker path. We are about to fall …

Take the Money and Fall

Take the Money and Fall

Hey, guess what, today isn’t Wednesday. Well, it goes like this… I ran into a slight problem this week. As I was writing the story for the usual Wednesday Indies Unlimited flash fiction challenge post, I ran into a snag. The story ran larger than the length requirement for the …

Flash Fire

Flash Fire

The story you are about to read is a dramatization, if you will. The events are essentially real but the way this plays out is to the best of a fading memory (ya, I’m getting old, I just had a birthday and everything). You could say that this is a …