Jammed Up

                Perched on the trunk of the Cyclone, Remy watched a red hawk circle an outcropping of volcanic rock. The hawk banked west, sweeping over an approaching rider before gliding towards the foothills.                 The rider was still twenty-five yards out when Remy started shouting at him. “It’s been an hour. You better have a […]

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Debriefing

I’m on the way to the elevator when she pushes out of the stairwell door. Always doing things the hard way. That’s my girl. I greet her and unlock the apartment door. “I’m heading out for a game but I left Indian food on the counter. You’ve been dodgy the last few days so I […]

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Motherhood and Mayhem

I was fifteen when the apocalypse blew up half the town, including the Five And Dime, with my mama in it. Daddy stepped up his parenting style after that. Taught me how to look out for myself and provided the tools to do it. Like the Henry Big Boy .357 magnum he gave me for […]

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Wild Oats

They say you reap what you sow, but that’s a crock. I worked two jobs to put him through law school and ran the household while he worked eighty-hour weeks. He thanked me by shagging senior partners, embezzling client funds, and making a public spectacle of our family. Before the fallout was over, I was […]

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Storming The Gates Of Valhalla

Above him, the undulating sails croon their canvas chorus, the tune as low and rough as the barometric pressure beneath the airship’s hull. Dawn’s light, when it crests over the wood curls of the figurehead’s hair, will illuminate their destination – the mythical utopia Arcadia. And evening’s sun, when it slides like a lover’s caress […]

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