Sunday, October 31, 2010

She threw out the pillowcase stained with blood and clown makeup.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Angel stared into the mirror in horror as her flesh began to ripple like the sea and her features shifted into something she did not recognize.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Leo walked up the stairs towards the opened front door of the decrepit house at the end of the block, drawn by what sounded like whispering coming from within.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

A shadow moved across the yellow light that seeped from under the door.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The creature slid across the floor towards her, a black slime in its wake, a sound like a rabbit being killed emanating from its toothless maw.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Gaudi had gotten fat and sluggish during his jail time, but his eyes, once sunken and tired-looking, were now burning embers that seemed to glow with hatred, while his sallow complexion had gone from a jaundiced yellow to a dead white that only intensified the darkness in his gaze.

Monday, October 25, 2010

The flickering of the televisions' light against the windows was the only sign of life in the town.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

The Turner family had been on the dole for three generations, so when Smithy woke up one day and decided to seek honest employment there was an uproar that could be heard throughout the neighborhood.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

"Your mother's as inscrutable as the danged Sphinx," Daryl told his son as they sat on the curb waiting for her.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Standing in the pouring rain outside of the house Nolan heard the clink of glasses and laughter that turned to a soft murmuring and saw two outlines that seemed to blend into one.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

As a small child she would often trace the creases in her grandfather's face, her small fingers following these road maps of experience.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

A murder of crows passed low over the field that had yellowed with summer's passing.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

A knock at his office door stole the sense of security Brad had been feeling as he stared out of his office window at the tiny world below.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Rachel held down several jobs, all phone service related, and sometimes, after a long night of partying, would forget whether she was working the psychic phone line or the sex line, often scaring the callers when wrong.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

The brick burst through the glass, a foretaste of the coming storm that would change all their lives.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

The roustabouts and clowns never got along, so when Shorty stepped on Flippy's giant shoe, scuffing the red leather, it didn't take long before an all-out riot ensued.

Friday, October 15, 2010

In the midst of trying to save the world J.T. let his own collapse in on itself.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

The phone kept up its prattling ring while Tina sat on the couch paralyzed with fear.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

"Burn it all," said the Lieutenant, a cold smile creeping across his face, "burn the whole damn place."

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Pierre had no idea he had created a sensation with his newest painting until the president of the Academy took off his glove and slapped him across the face.

Monday, October 11, 2010

The late afternoon sun filtered through the arbor creating a chiaroscuro-like effect and giving the scene an air of both beauty and dark mystery.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

When the man spoke there was a hint of affectation as if he were trying to hide an accent that belied his aristocratic tendencies.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

They broke through the bank's wall, but unfortunately hit the water line, making for a soggy heist.

Friday, October 8, 2010

"I finally realized my relatives were in the mob when I was at a family reunion and everyone's middle names was 'the,'" Bobby chuckled.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

The rock star's attempt at regaining some sort of anonymity—the beard, the weight gain, the newly demure sense of style—only intensified the spotlight on his life, making him realize that more radical measures would be necessary.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

The world continued on without pause outside the window of Julia's bedroom.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Sunday, October 3, 2010

It only took Sal a few seconds to realize whose tire was bouncing down the highway next to his Datsun.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

The shoppers were gone, the sign torn from the facade and the parking lot now belonged to the seagulls.

Friday, October 1, 2010

The sky that night seemed ripped straight out of a Ryder painting, the pale yellow moon flattening the clouds into abstraction against the blue-black sky.