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The Basement

That noise, that noise, that wretched, eternal noise. I can’t take it any longer, the rap tap tap always coming from the basement – the forbidden basement. I throw of the sheets. No more. Every night I hear that same rap, tap, tap. Every night it torments me until I can no longer stand the… Read more »

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Flash Fiction – The Forest

My dad always warned me that escaping wild animals would be great exercise not worth getting. Well… I agree; and more specifically, running from bears is great exercise. Better yet, when you run from bears on an empty stomach you burn up your stored fat. I suppose I shouldn’t be complaining, right? I mean, three days… Read more »

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I’m Just Not Sure – Finish the Story

“I watched the vulture looking at me hungrily as I lay on the ground bleeding and injured.” Injured is really an understatement, I was dead… well, dying. 11 Seconds. Somebody counted. 11 seconds for your brain to stop functioning after it’s been severed from your body. The vulture, it’s not his fault. I suppose with… Read more »

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Short Story – Fly Soup

Lying belly up in the steaming cauldron, Steve already began to feel his legs making their final twitches, those uncontrollable spasms that all life seems to make when its luck runs out.  Steve had witnessed this muscle spasm before from a deer after being hit by a car.  Although he had the privilege of feasting on it… Read more »

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Short Story – Watching

Friday, May 22 Her luscious lips, her wavy hair, the way she squeaked when she fell. Immediately, at that moment, he knew he would do anything she asked him. Anything. Bending over to offer a hand, James also caught a smell apple cobbler. That sweet perfume made her smell as good as he assumed she… Read more »

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Flash Fiction – When the Crow Calls

When the crow calls each fall night, be sure to listen to his plight. For the crow, sitting high, is watching out for you alright. His eyes they’ll follow and they’ll wait, to see if you should meet your fate. His hope is that you’ll trip and fall, hit your head upon the wall at… Read more »

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Monday’s Finish the Story – 5 OCT

Few knew about the castle hidden inside the island, but it was better that way. If the people knew, if they truly knew what was happening beneath the surface of that stony plateau, the whole operation risked being shut down. James couldn’t have that; his work was too important. Saving Jilly was too important, and… Read more »

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If I Die on Mars

The above video is an interview from the Guardian that follows three of the final 100 Mars One competitors to take a one way journey to the red planet. While the interview questions give us a glimpse into who the person truly is, I find the last minute of the video to be the most… Read more »