The Day My Shadow Quit

“We need to talk.” “Really? To be honest I didn’t know Shadows could talk.” “Well that is the problem. You never bothered to ask.” “It isn’t like people go around talking to their shadows” “I’m hardly an expert on what 3 dimensional folks do. But look, I’m pretty dissatisfied with this relationship and I think … Continue reading The Day My Shadow Quit

The Guardians

Jackson The planet’s crust hissed under Jackson’s boots, a constant sound, the weeping of a newborn. “Don’t worry young one,” he whispered. “Me and mine will take care of you.” He stabbed a flag tipped spear into the seething earth, feeling guilty.  It was an archaic ritual, but important. The flag, emblazoned only with a … Continue reading The Guardians

Be Cool

Be Cool. Heart’s pounding.  So fucking stupid. “They’re gonna getcha.” “What?” “What can I getcha, hun?” “Oh, um, coffee please. Black.” Hand’s sweaty. Does she know? Of course not, idiot. Cracking up. Get it together. Be cool. Like… “Anything to eat, or do you need a minute?” “Hm? No just the coffee… T-thanks.” Hand her the … Continue reading Be Cool

The Mountain

Felix wept. Through tears and bare tree branches The Mountain filled his vision, its snowy cap almost radiant in the light of the full moon. The Mountain had no name that Felix knew, but he thought of it as a stern grandfather; ancient, severe and unforgiving. The boy wrapped his wool cloak tight against the … Continue reading The Mountain

The Man With The Case

Sicily 1895 AD Giuseppe lounged in a cushioned chair and sipped wine thoughtfully in the late autumn sun. Servants in white smocks and wide brimmed hats toiled in the vineyard below. Someone, one of his grandchildren no doubt, cranked a subtle aria filtered through the speaker of a Victrola s omewhere in the villa behind him. Giuseppe did … Continue reading The Man With The Case