Flash Fiction Challenge 100 – Day 82 I try calling her cellphone again. Damn. My useless phone displays one of three messages with every attempt. This time it’s ‘NETWORK BUSY.’ I shouldn’t be surprised. It’s the day most of us are leaving earth. The authorities never fully explained how this was even remotely possible. I’ve… Continue reading Nicky

Heating Pad

Flash Fiction Challenge 100 – Day 75 And the silken, sad, uncertain rustling of each purple curtain Thrilled me – filled me with fantastic terrors never felt before; The Raven – Edgar Allan Poe It was the heating pad controller that inspired so many nightmares and haunted thoughts during my three-week self-quarantine. The heating pad… Continue reading Heating Pad

O’Malley’s Books

Flash Fiction Challenge 100 – Day 56 It surprised everyone in my hometown when my eighth-grade football coach and PE teacher, the always affable James “Coach” O’Malley, took early retirement and opened a bookstore. All his friends and family warned him it was a fool’s plan, destined to fail. No one in this little town… Continue reading O’Malley’s Books