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Greetings from Europa – Seventeenth Transmission: Crash Site

When NASA first introduced its latest rocket design, the Intergalactic Space Vessel Expediter, and proposed the manned fact-finding mission to….

First Saturdays

The best thing about growing up without anything is that you learn to make the most of what you’ve got and distract yourself from what you…

A Rose by Any Other Voice

When I wore a younger man’s clothes, I wrote a story. One that I’ve never shared, one that will never transform itself into another work of art, one I…

The Strange Case of Wilhelmina Soames

She was dubbed the Mad Mother of Main Street, this woman was, Miss Wilhelmina Soames by name, pushing an empty pram up and down the…

Blood Money (Part 2)

Foy plucked a dried fragment of brimstone from a carpet fiber with a pair of tweezers and dropped it into a plastic vial. “All right, Detective…

Duchess and the Anecdote

They come from miles around, my characters do, traveling the great distance from the fringes of my minds eye, some even making the long and…

Blood Money

Detective Elodie Arcement arrived on scene shortly after 3 a.m., the so-called hour of the wolf, when things of this nature usually occurred…

Can You Meet My Conditions?

You tell me that you love me and desire nothing more than to be with me, but I must make you understand that entering into a relationship with…

Of Things Read About and Dreamt

In spite of the pleasant weather forecast prediction, a rogue thunderstorm struck Friday evening, the likes of which had not been seen…

The Pier

The pier was considered an eyesore by local residents. Missing and broken dock planks and wooden posts jutting out of the choppy…

Songs As Stories: The Unspeakable Act

The odd sound, human, yet somehow alien at the same time, was coming from Alfred’s bedroom. She approached eagerly yet cautiously…

Challenge Accepted

Shari found herself standing on the veranda, the sun having set without her realizing, and the cold cigarette butt between her fingers burnt down…

How I Spent My Summer Vacation

When it was Joanie Hayden’s turn, she strode proudly to the head of the classroom with her school writing assignment written neatly in cursive…

Nora’s Novel

I first met Nora in a secondhand bookstore when we both reached for the last copy of Marcel Proust’s “In Search of Lost Time.” After several…

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