Dead Girl

Don opened his eyes and stared at the spinning ceiling fan. He’d been awake for a while, but was finally conceding to the inevitable truth: he wasn’t going back to sleep. It was still dark out and the blades of the fan spun silently, the edges illuminated by some unknown light source. It had been a week since his wife […]

In the Backroom

Our story starts 10 years in the past, the year is 2011 with a young man having just graduated from high school. John didn’t have the best go of things during high school due to many poor decisions he had made over the years, ultimately landing himself in rehab at the age of 16. By the time he had graduated […]

An Unexpected Family

Robert was leaning against the door jamb of his bedroom, peering inside. He had finished breakfast and had a hot cup of coffee in hand. Inside his bedroom, lying on his bed, was a beautiful woman. Sleeping. The one he had known and loved since fourth grade. She sat next to him that first day of classes and he fell […]


Falling into promotion seemed a logical path to follow garage band days. Damira recognized the saturation while trying desperately to preserve what creative stimulation survived within the confines of foreshadowed retreat. How she happened to be at that event on that particular day faded into the haze of her memories. But she did remember it was because He had looked […]

Consent of the Governed

Friday, October 9th. I was treating the Detective Division’s Lieutenants to lunch at the Cop Bar. I’d called ahead to reserve the back ‘Command Room’, and we had it all to ourselves. Ranks were ‘off’ and everyone could speak freely, within bounds of reason. I had the Double Breakfast Burger Plate. MCD’s Jerome Davis had the Double Cheeseburger Plate. Vice’s […]

Down the Rabbit Hole

I used to think that Richard was my dream come true. We met at the science publishing house where I worked. I made a correction in his book on infections in gynecology. You could hardly find a more erotically discouraging environment. One day I called the author to make sure about the name of the disease, which appeared in the […]

Mothers & Daughters

After receiving the divorce papers, Abby hired an attorney who uncovered an affair by her husband. The attorney also uncovered several financial accounts that had been clumsily separated and hidden. Her husband’s affair, it seemed, had been going on for several years. He had already made several major purchases with and for this other woman and they planned to marry […]

Mothers & Daughters : Family

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW… This is a story that is intend to be a part of a series grouped under MOTHERS & DAUGHTERS. Each story will be independent. The stories will ultimately cover a range of genre. These will be stories of one chapter which is different from my previous efforts as a writer. I hope you enjoy them. This […]

The Boo Angel

He always stayed at the Marriott just off the Gänsemarkt, a modern hotel near the old city center, deep in the reconstructed downtown area of Hamburg, Germany. Staying here was habit now, nothing more or less than that, because as far as chain hotels went this Marriott was better than most and, when he thought about the matter he thought […]

Cesar, a Story

Roma. It had been several years since her husband passed. The marriage was not storybook and Roma had been quite shutout and lonely for the better number of years the marriage lived, or better defined, existed. Her husband had not been loving and due to PTSD from military service, he was married in name only, Roma his trophy wife. He […]