Part of the Equation

“Don’t let two men fall in love with you, girls. It’s not the sort of thing that ends well.” – Uncommon Criminals His eyes cut downwards to April’s hands. She was clutching her gun so tight her knuckles were white and the veins practically popping out of her skin. She looked more pale than usual; her breath … More Part of the Equation

Diner Talk

Write a short story set in a restaurant. One character orders their favorite meal. The other character orders the same thing. One character leaves before the meal is over. “How have you been?” he asked his little brother, Emmett, who was shockingly tall compared to the last time they saw each other. Walker remembered how lanky … More Diner Talk


April’s feet squished in the wet grass that was so green it nearly hurt her eyes. It was vibrant and rare considering what the world was becoming. She closed her eyes and listened to the sound of rushing water roaring in her ears. She was thinking about her brother, lost and alone somewhere she couldn’t seem … More Immortality


“And neither the angels in Heaven above    Nor the demons down under the sea Can ever dissever my soul from the soul Of the beautiful Annabel Lee;” – Edgar Allen Poe “Please,” she cried. Her voice was desperate and so broken that even the demons watching her could have sympathized. Too bad it wasn’t enough. … More Deditionem

Emmett Kinley

“ The younger brother must help to pay for the pleasures of the elder.” – Jane Austen It was Sunday. Sunday meant they would go to the grocery store to buy exactly what was on their mother’s list, then to the deli to pick up her pound of pastrami to stick it in their lunches … More Emmett Kinley