Popular

Grant was never popular during his high school years. So he should have been extremely suspicious near the end of his senior year when he was invited to a party by one of the beautiful people. But he was too excited to turn down the invitation. It all seemed innocent enough. Becky had approached him … Continue reading Popular

Paradise

Grandpa always said that Paradise was the place where dreams could come true. He told me that it was the place where you could visit any place in the world, or even beyond. He insisted that, in Paradise, I was only limited by my imagination. The Paradise Theater was a magical place when I was … Continue reading Paradise

Moment

The world around him seemed to slow to a crawl as Parker Davis made his way through the crowd. This is my moment, he thought. He was there. She was there. Everything was falling into place. He knew it wouldn't take more than 30 seconds to cross the room. At that point, he would find … Continue reading Moment

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

Illuminate

His power seemed harmless enough at first. No one knew his real name. Even he didn't know his real name. The accident that caused his amazing transformation also caused him to forget whatever life he had known before. The media came to know him as Illuminate. It has been rumored that the man who became … Continue reading Illuminate

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

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

Challenge Me

Kids, you may have noticed that I've been trying to include some more fiction on the blog from time to time. Some of it is stuff I wrote years ago for my old blog. Some of it is stuff I wrote years ago and just let sit on my computer, assuming I'd never want to … Continue reading Challenge Me

Question of the Week #65

When you tell a story, do you often exaggerate or embellish it? If so, why? Of course I do. Life's more fun when you embellish. But, seriously, you've probably read my blog... I'm sure it's not difficult to pick up that a lot of the stories on here are exaggerated to some degree. Not all … Continue reading Question of the Week #65

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