50 Word Stories: In Rubble Found

They sought to break us, hurt, strike deep. Yet we found something in the wreckage of so many broken hearts, strewn rubble and buildings lost, a determination and unity that till then we’d lost. That rubble made us, not broke us, wherever in the world we watched the towers fall.  Never Forget

The Toilet Zone

Author’s Note: It’s hot as Hell today. I’m overheating and don’t know what I’m typing. That’s my excuse anyway. On the other hand, this is a wonderful tribute to that classic show The Twilight Zone. Yes, that sounds better. I think I got away with it. The Toilet Zone A cloying glue of absolute night, […]


The mountain called to me, and not in a good way. At first, I’d thought it gathering thunder its clouds hidden behind the massif. It wasn’t. A dying bear, falling rocks, world’s biggest belching squirrel, and any number of idiocies flittered through my brain as I approached the summit. The grunting, grating, growling sound overwhelmed […]

Nocturne: The Dead and the Deader

Part 1 here Part 2 here Mephistopheles had survived everything from being cast from Heaven to spending eternity in Hell. He knew when to strike, when to retreat, and when to do nothing. A Nocturne alone, he could have forgiven. A Nocturne who created others of its kind, whether of beast or human form, was […]


They came for me last night, those beasts with cobweb wings Billowing in the moonlight, they flittered through a window I heard the scratching of steel talons on the sill It drowned out the indefinite whines of society Until, silence purveyed, purchased to disguise Purchased to cover what they were here to do, prevailed All […]

I Felt – I Feel

I Felt I felt her in my bones, a chill like a dead woman’s beauty, a sneer on a cold, winter’s morning. Frozen, I held my ground, or so I told myself, for, in truth, I couldn’t move. The female presence drifted across my vision like a schooner’s billowing sail. But there was no wind? What […]