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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Daddy’s Little Girl

This is Part I of Until You've Bled t's been said that greatness requires either madness or sadness. Or a combination of both. Little Jessica had the best relationship with her father. Her Daddy loved her. And took her everywhere. The two of them were inseparable. Daddy loved Jessica every…

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The most beautiful thing there ever was

This is Part IV. Part I of Siren's Song is here. he children heard it first. Their ears sprang up like dogs and they fought their ways up the ladder to the deck. You, being young and virile, heard it next. You must have died and gone to Heaven, for…

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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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You need to make a living

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This is a snippet from the Siren's Song short story I'm working on. I'll be publishing a book of short stories in 2019, and this will be included in it. our father is dead. You wish you could ask him what he'd do in this situation. He'd probably agree with…

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Siren’s Song background

It was the Summer of 2012. I had just been laid off from a pretty well-paying job at a startup company. I was pretty much the entire department. When we lost our biggest client, I knew I'd get hit. So, I already prepared for the layoff. I had plenty of…

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