Tag Archives: Short Story

The Lady

There are already hundreds of stories, legends, and anecdotes out there about how, sometimes, getting what you want can be the worst thing to ever happen to you. This is not one of those. Getting what you want, what you … Continue reading

Posted in Creative Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Moon

My family volunteered for the moon depopulation program when I was nine. The newspapers compared it to Westward Expansion and a war crime all at once. We were refugees at the same time that we were pioneers. To me it … Continue reading

Posted in Creative Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Lost/Found

They tell me I lost my mind. Somewhere between the moons of Argos and Hotep, buried away in the freight hold, crushed between two boxes of dried proteins, I apparently went mad. They tell me they’re relieved I’m feeling better … Continue reading

Posted in Creative Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Enough

A clacking behind me; I turn around. A young woman with a black backpack rolls towards me on a blue Razor scooter, her moss-green high-heeled boots pushing her along the cobbled path and through the cold sun of the first … Continue reading

Posted in Creative Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Wake Up

“Do you ever wake up and get annoyed that the world still exists?” David thought about the question, pressing the soggy flakes of his cereal under the milk with the tip of his spoon. At the other end of the … Continue reading

Posted in Creative Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Before the Dawn

The days were getting longer, the early morning sky streaked with dull sunlight when he rose now, the clouds like a pane of frosted glass through which the light struggled to shine. Henry folded the last of Stephanie’s clothes into … Continue reading

Posted in Creative Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Movement

Moving is hard for writers. I think it’s hard for everyone, of course, but being a writer and moving presents a unique set of problems that I’m not sure everyone else experiences, or at least experiences to the same extent. … Continue reading

Posted in Creative Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Measurements of Time

We were driving down to Oregon a week before Christmas, each contemplating what the move would mean for us, when the radio died. We hadn’t been listening to the radio; we’d brought a book full of CDs to while away … Continue reading

Posted in Creative Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Cyclical

When the atom bombs finally went off, mankind had the audacity to act surprised. There was mass panic and chaos all across the globe. Some people took to the streets, running as if they could actually escape the destruction. Others … Continue reading

Posted in Creative Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Play Date

Yancy climbed into the backseat of his car, slipping off his tattered vans before contorting himself through the gap of the two front seats and sliding in behind the steering wheel. Outside the snow continued to fall, but Yancy couldn’t see it from … Continue reading

Posted in Creative Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment