Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Waiting for the streetcar to chug its way down Carrollton Avenue, Jimmy watched the sun break on the horizon, its heat quickly burning off the thick fog gathered around his legs.

Monday, June 29, 2009

The bank robbery went off without a hitch, that is until Joey, the getaway man, refused to go above the speed limit.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

As their mental states began to deteriorate each was forced to prop the other up as best they could, limping along through life as the world slowly closed to them.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

The water continued to rise and trickling streams soon merged into a raging torrent that was like an angry mob looking for revenge.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Gabby stared at the dead bird on her front lawn and believed it was just another bad omen that she would have to bravely ignore at whatever cost.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

The men go about their work building the sod cabin without so much as a whisper, both saving their energies for this task that has to be finished before the first snows.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

After Jeanne's husband died, she gave up on love, but love had not given up on her.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

His jowls swayed back and forth as he moved across the room with purpose, a look of utter dissatisfaction across his features, his sure-footed step leading him straight to the head waiter.
The bear seemed as startled as the hikers, but its expression quickly changed to something much more disconcerting to Bill and Melissa.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

He trashed the apartment, not sure whether he was searching for an answer or merely fulfilling a desire to destroy.
The squawking birds pecked at the dead flesh by the side of the road.
Lucian spent his time daydreaming of the days before the French Revolution when actors were so far down the social scale they weren't even considered citizens.
The sound of marching boots kept the children hiding in the barn until daybreak.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Through the haze of cigarette smoke Susan saw Big Jake's eye twitch for a split second and she knew she had finally found her fellow poker player's "tell."

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Before being sentenced Stan refused to say a word, but inside his thoughts veered from begging for leniency to elaborate ways in which he would kill everyone in the room.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

"Turn around slowly," the raspy voice intoned, "And happy birthday."

Saturday, June 13, 2009

The man, wearing an American flag t-shirt and trucker hat, seemed to know more about 17th century furniture than the bespectecled antiques dealer.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Trudy didn't like people, but chose a career in the hotel business anyway and spent her days with a fake smile on her lips and daggers in her eyes.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Jim stood looking out the window of his barber shop at Clark Street, seeing the ghosts of a once thriving town that was now slowly sinking into despair.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

As day turned to night the midway came alive with a thousand lights like a parade of fireflies marching through town.
The train rushed past the still water and jagged mountains and the colors of this scenery reminded them why they had come there in the first place.

Monday, June 8, 2009

The dark highway seemed to stretch into infinity as did the night for Nick, who probably only had 24 more hours to live but at least 10 times that number of miles to go until he reached the border.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

The cop cars performed a ballet in the city's streets, backing up and moving forward, as they searched the back alleys and bushes for the suspect.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

After watching "Gone with the Wind" as a child Alex became deathly afraid of small horses and little girls in riding outfits, so when he was asked to photograph a riding show featuring little people on ponies—for a large sum of money—he was torn.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Walking the tightrope 200 feet in the air without a net was easy for Jake compared with the dangers of the head-spinning heights of love.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

The ship slowly moved across the black water towards the cove and safe-harbour for at least another day.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

The tattoo gun hummed and as the needle entered her skin she realized that having the name of a guy she had only met a few hours before permanently painted on her skin might not be the best decision she had made of late.

Monday, June 1, 2009

When the subway car passed through a tunnel Terry swore he saw someone standing in the darkness outside the car and the image of the eyes that seemed to float there would not leave his memory.