(My story isn't nearly as interesting as this picture's origin. For reals.) This fuckin’ kid, man. Christ. Look, I know my job isn’t very kid-friendly and I know they have a right to defend themselves, but man, this kid is too much. My name’s Kevin and I work at an odd place. We provide childrens' monsters with … Continue reading The Jennifer Sweet Problem
(The father of Hansel and Gretal, seen here hugging Gretal after their escape from the witch, was indicted on two charges of child endangerment Tuesday at The Hague.) THE HAGUE—The father of famed kidnap victims Hansel and Gretal was indicted this morning at the International Criminal Court here on charges of child endangerment in the … Continue reading Father of Hansel & Gretal Indicted on Child Endangerment Charge
As I often do, I'm taking part in another Chuck Wendig Terrible Minds Flash Fiction Challenge. This one is based on this Tweet from a Twitter account that does nothing but throw out insane writing prompts. We're about to see how pure evil celebrates a birthday. And no, it's not political. But this one is. … Continue reading Happy Birthday, Lord of All Evil!
As I've done here before, this is part of a Chuck Wendig Terrible Minds Flash Fiction Challenge. Today's challenge is called No Guns, one made as a response to the horror we witnessed in Florida earlier this week. Write about a world with no guns, whatever that may mean to you. My story is how … Continue reading How the GOP Took Away the Guns
(Washington D.C., January 21, 2017) January 23, 2017, 1637 Hours Looking back, it's hard to figure out why we didn't suspect the bees in the first place. The scientists kept telling us they were mysteriously disappearing, that something man-made was killing them off. We were bombarded with data saying if the bees disappeared, it … Continue reading Inauguration Day Brought to You By Burt’s Bees
(Photo by Andre Rodrigues) Eric missed Lemmy. It wasn’t the kind of longing one feels for an old friend he hasn’t seen in many a moon, or the type of heartfelt sadness a person carries with them after a lover has decided to call it a day. It was the feeling of loss that … Continue reading Is That You, Lemmy?
Another Chuck Wendig Flash Fiction Challenge via his amazing blog at Terrible Minds. Here's the deets on the piece. You can see which of the five seeds I went with. It's not the best piece I've ever written, but it's the first bit of fiction I've done in awhile. Enjoy. ----------- “Where is it?” “Huh?” … Continue reading Grandma Shirley
Chuck Wendig has once again put out a great Flash Fiction challenge at Terrible Minds. This week is combining those terrible spam e-mails written by someone who understands English as a third or fourth language with a horror-based theme. I wasn't planning on participating because it sounded like work and I'm not a fan. However, … Continue reading DON’T LET YOUR S0UL BE L0NELY!!!
(This is what happens when you Google "Racist Fish.") Another one of those great Chuck Wendig flash fiction challenges over at Terrible Minds. Last week, the challenge was to write a very simple but very powerful single sentence. This week, the challenge was to pick one of those sentences and create a story around … Continue reading A Tale of a Racist Fish
Another Terrible Minds Flash Fiction Challenge by Chuck Wendig. One thousand words. Here we go. ------------------- "Wanna hit?" "No, Mom, I'm good." "You sure? Good stuff." "Yes, Mom, I'm sure." Most 12-year-olds being offered a toke off their mother's joint during breakfast would naturally assume there was no way she was being serious. But that's also assuming … Continue reading A Mother’s Love