Hey, Daddy

Big Jim was sitting by the fire in a friend’s yard when he heard, “Hey, Daddy.” A girl’s voice coming from the shed right across from the fire. The door was opened just a crack. Big Jim looked around. Tim was still inside. He didn’t have any kids. ‘What the flying fuck?’ Big Jim thought, […]

The Intervention

Mother stood up first. “I know the divorce and your father’s passing has been difficult for you and you have your ways to cope…but we feel that we are losing you. You’re the only son I have and I pray everyday that you stop hurting yourself and that you find Jesus.” She sat down. Yeah, […]

MAN IN A HOTEL ROOM WITH A GUN

Taking it all in one long moment sitting there on the edge of the bed with a gun in your hand blood on the sheets a brunette laying across them naked pale stiff like a mannequin you don’t recognize the gun the room her your clothes You don’t know how you got there at all […]

THE LIFE COACH

You’re terrified of death because you don’t really know what it is, what it’s like, what comes after. You’ve spent your whole life building things up but all that will be gone in an instant and you are deeply troubled by the idea that there is nothing afterwards; that you just extinguish like a light, […]

Dogs

Sometimes our dogs eat better than us are better than us can be much more spiritually profound can show us the way. They are definitely happier far more expressive defiantly loyal unbreakable in friendship will die protecting you and can bring such joy into the hearts and minds of both young and old. But for […]

Jacob’s Magic Cabinet

On the top floor of a brooding Gothic castle nestled upon a hill overlooking a small town as it has for over a century young Jacob played with his toys when his grandfather walked in carrying in his hands a wooden crate. “As I do not have time to waste I must go over this […]

The War Veteran

Johnny had his face in his iPhone. He didn’t see the crippled old war veteran lying like litter on the sidewalk in a beaten parka begging for change. “Get out of my way, you filthy bum!” Johnny was disgusted. The city should do a better job of keeping this scum out of his sight. As […]

Games The Dead Play

Jackson with the long blonde hair Hollywood smile badass black leather jacket and slim frame gracing the kitchen at a party I was watching him from the living room making some beautiful girl laugh playing it all up smooth as silk rippling in a fine french wind but that was Jackson last I remember the […]

The Harrowing Descent of Mr. Hand Puppet

It started innocently enough he constructed a hand puppet named ‘Willy Nilly’ to entertain his girlfriend’s young son and together they put up clips on YouTube. “Hey-Hey-Hey! Duuuh! Howdy, Mr. Rabbit!” The shows started getting longer he made up more characters –more puppets. A shelving unit was built in the bedroom closet where they would […]

Jenny Says Hi

Johnny got drunk behind the wheel again and smashed his car into a tree. Jenny wasn’t wearing a seatbelt and died on the way to the hospital. That was twenty years ago and the only reason Johnny had recalled it right there and then as he left the party that night was that across the […]