short stories

Lux in Tenebris : Part 1

“First time I’m late to a meeting in my entire goddamn life,” Connor Gregson muttered as he checked the time on the face of the Rolex Submariner watch on his wrist, “and of course it had to be today.” Connor leaned over to look in the driver’s rear view mirror, raising his chin as he … Continue reading “Lux in Tenebris : Part 1”

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Fingers Meat Mouth

Author Note: This story contains graphic content. “Don’t fall asleep, Sarah!”, Brenda yelled. She pressed her hands down harder against the bloody shirt as she kneeled on the ground beside Sarah. “Sarah! Talk to me honey, say something!” she yelled louder. Brenda looked up from Sarah’s face as it continued to grow more pale. Her … Continue reading “Fingers Meat Mouth”

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King Nathaniel and the Apple

“But we don’t wanna go to sleep, Princess Pam is about to start!” “Come on daddy, it’s no fair the other kids get to talk about it all day at school and we never even get to watch it not even once!” Nathan stood in the doorway of the living room, looking at his daughters … Continue reading “King Nathaniel and the Apple”

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Daddy’s Girl

Over on the east end of town, the local watering hole that went by the name of “Daddy O’s” buzzed with activity. The locale was a small building with a wraparound bar, with a vast outdoor area populated with picnic tables and yard games behind it. Out front, a crowd of men stood near a … Continue reading “Daddy’s Girl”

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Sam’s Birthday (or How To Keep Your Drunk Superhero Buddy From Revealing His Identity)

“Hey, hey bartender! FOUR SHOTS OF TEQUILA!” Thankfully, I don’t think the bartender heard Sam over the volume of the crowd surrounding the bar and the music pulsing from the speakers. “Sam, hey dude,” I was practically shouting into his ear, “let’s go outside for a smoke and get some fresh air, yeah?” “No way … Continue reading “Sam’s Birthday (or How To Keep Your Drunk Superhero Buddy From Revealing His Identity)”

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The Great Empowerment

As soon as the door opened and shut on it’s own, Bill looked up and asked “Invisibility?” “Yes sir!”, an excited male voice piped. “Sorry, it’s a hard no. HR complications galore, you understand.”, Bill said apologetically. The invisible man sighed dejectedly, and uttered “Okay. Thanks anyway.” Bill continued, “But if you’re interested, there’s a … Continue reading “The Great Empowerment”

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Charlie and the Pursuit of Actingness

“This guy is falling for you.” “This guy is falling for you.” “This guy is falling for you.” Charlie sat on the bus stop bench, repeating the line that had become something of a mantra to him over the past 3 days. “THIS GUY is falling for you!” he shouted, gesturing his hands out in … Continue reading “Charlie and the Pursuit of Actingness”

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The Pirate and the Boy Who Saved Him

A young pirate captain was on his majestic ship, sailing across the vast ocean. His crew was happy, and they went on sailing for years, pillaging other ships that they would come across, overthrowing other sea captains, and often allowing the crew of the other ships to join theirs. The pirate captain was happy. One … Continue reading “The Pirate and the Boy Who Saved Him”

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