Friday, August 31, 2012

They watched the elderly jogger slowly make her way around the track, a woman just barely able to outrun death.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

He thought of himself as a new Tom Sawyer, living on a small skiff on the river, fishing for his dinners, tethered to no one, while others just thought he was creepy.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Even though he was registered in the hotel under a false name it didn't take Darlene long to figure out "Hondo" was her cheating husband, a man obsessed with John Wayne films and blondes.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Monday, August 27, 2012

George was a genius with a faulty memory which often stymied his "eureka" moments.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

The rain of blood and plague of locusts did nothing to deter them from their misguided course.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

The kingdom was plunged into darkness at the wave of the old woman's hand.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Sometimes Raul, as a public defender, felt like an assembly line factory worker, the faces, names and alleged crimes of his clients flashing by.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

She stared through him while his gaze roamed lazily across her body.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

They celebrated that night like it was the end of the world and for them it would be.

Monday, August 20, 2012

He stared at her face in the half light of dawn — the curve of her jaw brightly lit, the rest of her face in shadow — and knew this would be the last time.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Startled awake by the telephone's ringing, his confusion is swiftly superseded by fear, his body tingling with the foreknowledge of what he is about to learn.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

"The spirit don't come here much, but when it does, oh boy!" the old woman slurred, holding my hands, tears streaming down her face.

Friday, August 17, 2012

"When I get what I have coming to me all y'all are gonna pay!" he yelled out the window of his apartment.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Suzy wasn't sure at what point she began thinking of herself in the past tense.

Monday, August 13, 2012

The toast of the town until Tuesday when the newest fresh face arrived, Tilda did not take her new circumstances lightly, spreading malicious gossip about her rival, which back-fired, since the old adage about any press being good press seemed to apply in this situation.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

The Bowery bums danced in the street as the rum poured down from Heaven.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

There was another world inside the mirror's crack.
Alberto Shatters was a man of loose morals and bad habits, but his love of animals, children and flowers helped balance the scales.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

He returned to the jungle 50 years later, weeping at the sounds and smells, the forgotten and overwhelming greenness.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

What Ted lacked in business acumen he made up for in sheer stupidity.
She was a tattler, always running to tell of her playmates dark secrets, but managing to keep the others from learning anything about her.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Surviving off of stale popcorn and half-eaten corn dogs, Ernesto managed to live incognito at the circus for seven seasons.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Thursday, August 2, 2012

The trees began to sway, the sky darken, nature to turn against us.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

The fickle crowd soon turned on both fighters, hurling curses and anything that wasn't tied down.