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Chasing Influence

They were young and willing to take ridiculous risks because life had not as yet knocked them on their collective asses enough for them…

Mise en Place

Everyone wrote Mise en Place off as another cheap reality competition knockoff tv series because the premise was identical to a much…

Family Time

It was all coming to an end. The asteroid struck Earth like a match and set the world on fire. While all their neighbors made futile…

The Thing Lonelier Than Being A Writer

The one thing Chaddeus knew from experience was the only thing lonelier than being a writer was being a writer with writer’s block, when…

To Boldly Go…

A tremendous amount of Earth’s resources went into constructing the Interstellar Drive which was designed to propel humans to the very edge…

The Man With The Rope Tattoo

Her steps were slow and measured as she backed away from the dead-eyed man with an ornate tattoo around his neck of a hangman’s…

Entropy In High Heels

Prudence Periwinkle was inked-up grotesquely beautiful entropy in high heels. Born to be chaotic, she embodied every single thing that…

A Taste For Flesh

“When her research team vanished during the 40-day heavy acid rain downpours that fecundated the experimental harvest, Dr. Dunner…

Forgotten Light

It was only one light, left on in the den when the family went to bed after a tiring day constructing the backyard bomb bunker. When the…

Noises In The Woods

There are noises in the woods that exist above the invasive low-frequency hum of nature. Hidden by morning fog, something is…

The Act That Couldn’t Be Unseen

It all began, as a great many things do, with a young girl snooping on her parents’ computer in a private folder that should have been locked…

Silent Drift

Odette fell for him because he was a poker prodigy but as Dwight’s luck faded, so did his wife. Soon she was more ghost than woman, a trick…

Beyond Frenching

“Is this your first kiss?”

Kiss Me Deadly

She kissed me and her breath was like a predatory flower, its sickly-sweet vapors made me so cold the marrow in my bones chattered…

A Cog’s Reward

There are creations in the universe, cogs in the ever-expanding machine that keep the forces of Chaos and Order in perfect balance. Every…

The Thing About Lightning…

The thing most people fail to realize about lightning is how playful it can when the mood strikes. Lightning can tease you by blowing off your…

Nom De Plume

It was a known fact that for many years female writers were not taken seriously unless they used a male alias for publication. This so…

The Million Dollar Choice

On the table in front of her sat an open attache case filled with twelve stacks of $100 dollar bills, eighty-three used and non-sequential…

The Collector

The moment I allowed my presence to be known, Eddie “The Nooge” produced a small vial of clear liquid, wet his thumb, fore and middle…

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