Desert Highway

In the end, the most surprising thing about the video was how no two people ever remembered it the same; it was a modern-day Rorschach test. It was only three minutes twelve seconds long, but people saw different things when they recounted what they had watched. One thing almost everyone agreed upon was the video… Continue reading Desert Highway

Midlife Mambo

Flash Fiction Challenge 100 – Day 69 Uh, oh, I may have made a mistake here. Okay, okay, breathe, I remind myself, leaning over the railing of the balloon’s basket. Below us, the Taos Valley is so achingly beautiful it wounds me. It was a gorgeous fall day in central New Mexico. I had been… Continue reading Midlife Mambo

Reynaldo the Rat

Flash Fiction Challenge 100 – Day 66 His reactions were shock, followed by horror, then disgust – all in rapid succession. It wasn’t an enormous rat, nor was it small – if the man had to venture a guess, he would say the rat was average-sized. However, the thing that was not average was the… Continue reading Reynaldo the Rat

Monster

Flash Fiction Challenge 100 – Day 65 Monday – “Again, I’m sorry for snapping at you,” I say to Maria. She works with me at the spa where I give massages. “Uh-huh,” she says. I think she suspects something is up with me. I unloaded on her earlier. The funny thing is I don’t remember… Continue reading Monster

Two Words

Flash Fiction Challenge 100 – Day 64 Two words, just two words. But what were they? The man stares at his image in the mirror. He doesn’t remember. He had made the cardinal sin. Never, ever, ever, assume you will remember later what the inspiration of the moment had handed you. When the muse spoke,… Continue reading Two Words

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