Calling In – A Terryn and Shawn Story

There’s no way she’s going to believe me, but I should probably call Terryn, and tell her I won’t be at work today. Yeah, you have bigger problems than that now, buddy, some inner wise-ass says. I pick up my phone and call work. “Happy Massage, this Terryn. Would you like to book a massageContinue reading “Calling In – A Terryn and Shawn Story”

Hershel’s Specialty Meats

A man visits an unusual butcher shop The usual suspects are all there, quail, snake, boar, venison, and even buffalo. Each is neatly wrapped in brown wax paper and carefully sealed shut with strips of white butchers tape. The man’s olfactory senses are on overload. Most people, unaccustomed to the dizzyingly wide array of divergentContinue reading “Hershel’s Specialty Meats”

Around the Fold

I feel nausea rising as I reach around the fold. I shut my eyes, breathe deep, calm myself. It’s the glasses; they show too much. Moving your arm into the fourth dimension can overwhelm your senses. The air feels electric like a thousand electric worm-sized eels are wriggling across your skin. Human consciousness is constrainedContinue reading “Around the Fold”

What I Learned From My 100 Day Flash Challenge

Lessons learned, my process, my 24 Favorites, and more.     Introduction From March 18 — June 26, 2021, I began and completed my first ever 100-day flash fiction challenge. The goal I’d set for myself is self-explanatory. For one hundred days straight, I would write, edit, and publish a flash fiction story, more orContinue reading “What I Learned From My 100 Day Flash Challenge”

My 100-Day Flash Challenge Part 4

Days 76 – 100 On March 18, 2021, I began a crazy adventure. That was the day I started my 100-day flash fiction challenge. My goal was to write, edit, publish one story per day for one hundred days. Below, I summarize the fourth 25 days of my challenge. The Final 25 Stories The EndContinue reading “My 100-Day Flash Challenge Part 4”

My 100-Day Flash Challenge Part 3

Days 51 – 75 On March 18, 2021, I began a crazy adventure. That was the day I started my 100-day flash fiction challenge. My goal was to write, edit, publish one story per day for one hundred days. Below, I summarize the third 25 days of my challenge. The Third 25 Stories Clive ANDContinue reading “My 100-Day Flash Challenge Part 3”

My 100-Day Flash Challenge Part 2

Days 26 – 50 On March 18, 2021, I began a crazy adventure. That was the day I started my 100-day flash fiction challenge. My goal was to write, edit, publish one story per day for one hundred days. Below, I summarize the second 25 days of my challenge. The Second 25 Stories Memory BrokenContinue reading “My 100-Day Flash Challenge Part 2”

My 100-Day Flash Challenge Part 1

Days 1 – 25 On March 18, 2021, I began a crazy adventure. That was the day I started my 100-day flash fiction challenge. My goal was to write, edit, publish one story per day for one hundred days. The following is a summary of the first 25 days of my challenge. The First 25Continue reading “My 100-Day Flash Challenge Part 1”

Very Bad Doggy

Flash Fiction Challenge 100 – Day 100     “Don’t tease him today, okay, Tommy?” Timmy pleads. Timmy and Tommy have been best friends since second grade. Now both boys are in fifth grade and walking home from school together. Ordinarily, they walked James Street to school. But for the past two weeks, they decidedContinue reading “Very Bad Doggy”

A Scorpionic Angle of Perception

Flash Fiction Challenge 100 – Day 99     I feel I’m not explaining it well to my friend Chris, so I start again. “Your staircase becomes the horizon, the only perfectly horizontal line one can find on an astrological natal birth chart. It’s the line that bisects the chart and runs from the ascendant,Continue reading “A Scorpionic Angle of Perception”