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Flash Fiction: “Leap in Literacy”

Leap in Literacy Jert kept his word. After dinner the lessons began. First it was kiddie books with the really big words that you could read from the other side of the room in the dark if you already knew … Continue reading

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Flash Fiction: “Box of Peaches”

Box of Peaches Ensign Dan sat at the washing machine which was covered in a cut-open v-neck tee shirt stretched into a tablecloth. The thick slices of spacespam lay in rows on a chipped serving dish. Ensign Dan took three … Continue reading

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Crazy Moths: Billy Wiff

Crazy Moths: Billy Wiff (Crazy Moths III) At daybreak Billy Wiff stumbled out the front door of his parents’ house and stood for a moment staring off into the quiet neighborhood. He was a scrawny, pale-skinned boy with a large … Continue reading

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Flash Fiction: “The Barbarian Crazylegs”

The Barbarian Crazylegs The barbarian Xatmec Crazylegs whirled his broadsword down on skull-faced cretin. Said bastard parried weakly and made his own attempt on Xatmec’s exposed shin. In a wild blur of metal Xatmec lifted the imperiled leg and stomped the … Continue reading

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Flash Fiction: “The Scary Robbers”

The Scary Robbers The scary robbers didn’t have guns but the people in the bank were frightened half to death anyway. There were three of them, the robbers, and they wore white sheets to hide their faces. Nobody had seen … Continue reading

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Flash Fiction: “The Bad-Ass Bet”

The Bad-Ass Bet It was sheer luck I ran into that slippery bastard Gambler Pete at Hannigan’s Pub and I couldn’t let it go. Been at it too long, been trailing him for years. Bastard was always two steps ahead. … Continue reading

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Flash Fiction: “Mr. Scott in the Dust Storm”

The dust storm scratches and scrapes against the courtroom windows like t-shirts rippling on a clothesline. In the audience sit a few old timers of the esteemed Tamarack County Butterscotch/Werther’s Association—of which plaintiff Elizabeth Crabtree is an honorary member—each of … Continue reading

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Flash Fiction: “The Sea Train”

The Sea Train The sea rail stretches over and through the waves, then disappears somewhere under the tumble. The track sits right there on the water—or a few inches below, depending on tide and weather—and it’s solid as a block … Continue reading

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“It is I Who Lick the Garbage”

Focusing on non-blog writing projects has forced me to place this blog on simmer—at least for the time being—but I can’t deny that the Blog-Post Assassin did good work when he whacked my blog post titled “Bigger Brother.” It’s dead. … Continue reading

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“Jert Zylan vs. The Cytard II”

Jert Zylan vs. The Cytard (Part 2) Jert plunged through the hatch, smashed down hard on the airlock floor. Bloomf! Seconds later Ensign Dan came through too, crunched right on top of him. They thrashed about in a big slime-slippery smash … Continue reading

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