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”

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 townContinue reading “O’Malley’s Books”

The Elders; A Creation Myth of String and Feathers

Flash Fiction Challenge 100 – Day 55 The elders had made the birds. They had traveled from inconceivably great distances through space and time to return to Gaia. With their careful plans and almost joyful, patient experimenting, they created the birds. Human creation myths consistently get that wrong. The evolutionists were and have always gotContinue reading “The Elders; A Creation Myth of String and Feathers”


Flash Fiction Challenge 100 – Day 46 The stuffed manila envelope sits inconspicuously between the potted plant and the wall. I almost didn’t see it, but I dropped my apartment keys before I unlock my door. When I bent down, I saw the package. Something is off about the package, and I’m hesitant to touchContinue reading “Fractured”


Flash Fiction Challenge 100 – Day 33 The driver behind me tries to make it seem they aren’t following me, but they fail in achieving that goal. For an instant, I had thought to turn left. I was in the turn lane, but then I remembered the veterinarian’s office would already be closed for theContinue reading “Doppelgänger”

Prometheus 21 (a dream)

Early in the Prometheus 21’s mission, before his ‘accident,’ Jones had made a fuss, asking questions about exposure levels and radiation poisoning. Then Jones lost his right arm on one of the larger exterior service armatures and bleed to death in space. After that no one asked any more questions about radiation levels. We aren’tContinue reading “Prometheus 21 (a dream)”