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”

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”

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”

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 padContinue reading “Heating Pad”

Mike

Flash Fiction Challenge 100 – Day 63 The injected serum doesn’t knock me out; it merely renders me temporarily paralyzed. One Week Ago, Tuesday “No, not Sherrie. Cheryl, with a ‘C?’” I say. “You have seen no clients named Sherrie or Cheryl this year,” Chrissy says. I’m getting mad. Chrissy sees my mood turning. “Here,Continue reading “Mike”