Monarch

Once upon a time, there was a kingdom without an heir to the throne. It isn’t that the king didn’t have a son who would have been fully capable of ascending to the throne. It’s that the king’s son escaped that fate long ago, leaving the king no one to whom he could pass on … Continue reading Monarch

Immunity

Charlie stared up at the ceiling, blinking rapidly, praying that no one noticed the fact that he completely tripped over his own two feet. Oz, his roommate and best friend for years entered his field of vision. He looked down at his friend, laughing and shaking his head while reaching out to help him stand … Continue reading Immunity

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It had been a long day for Bobby Christopher. He wasn’t exactly living the dream as a telemarketer. But times were tough and a job was a job. For the last four months, he had found himself day in and day out sitting in a small cubicle, attempting to sell HBO to cable customers all … Continue reading Subscribe

Taylor – The Next Morning

Continued from last week... Taylor awoke to the sight of sunlight streaming through the living room curtains. She could barely open her eyes. They hurt; dry and burning from the overproduction of tears as she drifted off to sleep the previous night. She didn’t feel like moving. She was curled into a ball under a … Continue reading Taylor – The Next Morning

Taylor

The funeral was over. Most of the people who had gathered afterward had already left. This allowed Taylor Steele to finally get busy cleaning the house. She was done talking to people. She did not want to hear anymore platitudes from well-meaning people expressing condolences. Taylor really did appreciate those people and their thoughts and … Continue reading Taylor

I Understand

“I don’t understand!” I screamed over the rush of wind blowing all around us. “What’s not to understand?!” the sorceress shouted right back at me. Her name was Karen and, yes, she was gorgeous But I tried not to look at her that way. For one thing, she was about 300 years older than me. … Continue reading I Understand

Reunited

“I’m still in love with you,” I said to the girl I hadn’t seen in four years. I’m pretty sure this caught her off guard. At least, that’s what the expression on her face told me. It probably doesn’t help that I threw that statement out there about seven minutes into our first conversation since … Continue reading Reunited

Eureka

Molly stepped into the warmth of her bathtub and prepared for a long evening of allowing her stress to soak away. Her hope was to lean back, let the scented candles do their thing, and eventually throw her day out with the bath water. With her roommate out of town for the week, she knew … Continue reading Eureka

Fortress

My back was against the wall as I clutched my sword tight to my chest. My eyes were closed as I carefully considered my next move. I could hear the wretched beast snarling outside the entrance to the fortress. The heavy breathing indicated that it was desperately trying to smell me inside. I dared to … Continue reading Fortress

Henry’s Story

It’s a familiar story. Little girl gets caught up in a really bad storm. As unbelievable as it sounds, her tiny farmhouse gets swept away, carrying her and her tiny dog along with it. They end up in a strange land where they encounter witches, a wizard, and a talking scarecrow. Seems like a crazy … Continue reading Henry’s Story