Flash Fiction Challenge 100 – Day 92     “I told you we need to use the stopper. It skitters away too quickly otherwise. I already regret sharing my affliction with Zach. The instant I approached his bathroom vanity sink, he pulled the plug from the basin and refused to let me have it; he’s… Continue reading Zach

Tommy the Tube

Flash Fiction Challenge 100 – Day 91     The door to the club bangs open. Tommy walks in and begins shouting before he’s in the joint. “Yo! Listen up, people. My name is Tommy, and I’m looking for my twin brother, Timmy. If any of you’s know where he is, you’d better tell me.”… Continue reading Tommy the Tube

Henry’s Heart

Flash Fiction Challenge 100 – Day 90     Again, the hooded figure beside me raises his right hand, spins his index finger furiously fast, and reality goes away for several seconds. I can feel myself sliding sideways through space and time. I am like Ebeneezer. But, unlike Dickens’s curmudgeon, my sin hadn’t been greed.… Continue reading Henry’s Heart

Zeke Vs Zombies

Flash Fiction Challenge 100 – Day 88     Zeke shrugs the backpack off and makes himself as comfortable as he can. He is lying on top of a jungle gym. The zees (Zeke refuses to call them zombies) can’t climb. He’s only seven feet above the asphalt surface of the playground, but he knows… Continue reading Zeke Vs Zombies

Before the Bang

Flash Fiction Challenge 100 – Day 87     “No, that’s not it at all. Here, let me try again,” he says. I’m not trying to be dense, but science has never been my strong suit. “The universe exists in a space-time continuum. Do you understand?” That sounded like some Neil deGrasse Tyson stuff. While… Continue reading Before the Bang

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The Proxy

Flash Fiction Challenge 100 – Day 86     “Macular degeneration,” his ophthalmologist had said with all the gravity of a ‘No, I don’t have change for a twenty.’ The bottom line? He was going blind. Soon, the sensory organs he had relied upon for over six decades would cease delivering their input to his… Continue reading The Proxy

The Interview

Flash Fiction Challenge 100 – Day 85     His pace is perfect, the pressure optimally calibrated to match the flutter of her fingers, her breathing pattern, the flush of her skin. The job is his; he’s already won the interview. He’s never been more certain of anything. He could transition to a low-pressure Swedish,… Continue reading The Interview

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