A most brutal tax collector

This is Part II. Part I of Humpty Dumpty is here. he peasants have already finished their labor for the day and gather in the town square. Tired after a long day's work, they make the best of their miserable lives until the steel reinforced carriage arrives with the deservedly…

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Humpty Dumpty

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This is Part I of Humpty Dumpty. If you're interested in the background, you can read about it here. little peasant girl sits with her legs crossed in the dirt, playing with an egg. She extends her index finger and rubs it into the damp dirt, then paints a smiley…

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Lizzy’s Hero

all and handsome with blue eyes that stare longingly into her soul, he kisses her deeply. One last embrace and he's off. He has dragons to slay. She clutches the letter tightly to her breasts as he rides off first to get the blessings of the priest. With any luck,…

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OK, I’ll do it

This is Part V of my latest short story. Part I of Until You've Bled is here. f course Ned didn't have set office hours. "Whenever you need me, I'll make time to see you." That is what's on his placard. And a phone number. No other Professor is like…

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Ned

This is Part IV of Until You've Bled. Part I is here. "Don't call me Mr. Westmore. Call me Ned. Mr. Westmore's my dad." He's probably in his 40s. Doesn't act like it though. Acts like a cross between a really old man and a kid. Or not a really…

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Does she really want to major in Biology?

This is Part III of Until You've Bled. Part I is here. ophomore year. Dad lived long enough for her to declare her major. Biology. Something she excels at. Something Jess leads her entire class at. Yet, she finds solace in sitting at the coffee shop drawing random people. Or…

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The curse of the smart kid

This is Part II of Until You've Bled. Part I is here. "Teacher's pet". "Kiss ass". "Brown noser". Yeah, she's heard it all. Maybe if the others actually focused on doing their work instead of trying to be popular, they'd get decent grades. They didn't like Jessica. An otherwise good…

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You can’t sleep

This is part III. The first part of Siren's Song is here. t's one thing trying not to get sick while you're awake. But now you're really feeling it, in a crowded bunk with dozens of people snoring, farting, or making other weird noises. Plus, you got all the noises…

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And the ship sails…

This is Part II of Siren's Song. Part I of Siren's Song is here. hat do you think they're thinking? You're off to Boston and you're not going to see them in several years. You'll miss your daughter learning how to walk. At least you got to hear her first…

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