There was once a King and a Queen who lived in a kingdom named Hertod. Their daughter Gytha was young and lovely and had many teeth – a trait the court physician said was the most positive sign of wellness. King Oluf and Queen Bothildr were very proud. Years passed, Gytha grew older, and the […]Read more "The Princess of Hertod"
I really can’t stand this school. It makes me want to die. I hate the atmosphere, the people, the studying, the city. The know-it-all poly-sci majors, up-tight pre-meds, the thick-headed athletes. And I don’t know where it’s going or what I’m here for. You wake up and put yourself through class, don’t learn anything, go […]Read more "Daisy"
This is Hal, an infantryman, just come back from war. His eyes were sore because he’d been up for thirty-four hours, but he was wide awake. He was driving on a dark road, slick with mist, that swirled around the mountains through the trees. His daughter, Molly, was staying up late to see him. His […]Read more "This is Hal"
Claire was sitting at the counter, eating her canned chili out of a bowl. It was salty and overcooked and she needed to go shopping for more supplies so she could actually cook something. She swallowed a bit of the beefy stuff and washed it down with a gulp of two-buck chuck. The taste of […]Read more "Gateway"
A high school-aged girl celebrates her birthday in an institution. [3700 words]Read more "Cupcake"
A frat boy promises his girlfriend he won’t go to the party tonight, but the guys talk him into going. [6900 words]Read more "A Night for Brothers"
The ‘78 Chevy pickup came down the road in a plume of dust. When it jolted to a halt, the dirt caught up and wrapped around it before settling like a fog. The night was bright under the gibbous moon. “Stay in the truck,” he barked. He whipped the keys from the ignition and shoved […]Read more "The Chevy on the Long Dirt Road"