Friday, January 31, 2014

Jake caught him unawares and shot him while he prayed, occupied with his salvation.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

What should have been an earth-shaking revelation about the senator's affair with a Chinese spy was overshadowed by the final episode of "The Bachelor."

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Pierre's sense of smell and taste had become so refined by his years as a wine taster that he could no longer abide riding the metro for the waves of odors that continually made him swoon.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

He thought he saw her there, standing in the pale moonlight, but it was just a trick of light and shadow.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Gen. Jacob "Blood and Guts" Johnston was a pen pusher whose only combat wound had been a paper cut. 

Sunday, January 26, 2014

I saw the egg crack and my boy, so long a coward, became a man and struck me down.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Nick's failed robbery won him a ticket to a brutal world of steel, claustrophobia and blood for the next nine years.

Friday, January 24, 2014

"The older I get, the less I understand time, at least on an interpersonal level," said Dr. Kilgore, a respected physicist, with a long sigh.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

His clip empty, Ben's gun was now as about as useful as a banana against the men who were slowly moving in for the kill.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Their mutual hatred inexorably brought them together like a bitter salt sea to a barren shore.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

I wondered aloud, a whiskey bottle in one hand and a woman I had just met in the other, whether it was God or the Devil who was helping me through my break-up.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Dicey as it was we had no choice but to cross the river with its thin veil of ice.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Chris' cross-dressing was a saving grace as he slipped through the police cordon unnoticed and made his escape.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

I wandered aimlessly that day, a sleepwalker unable to wake from the nightmare of the burning buildings and the mingled wailing of sirens and those who had lost everything.

Friday, January 17, 2014

The agency had become a self propagating creature that would grow another tendril any time some do-gooder politician would lop a piece off in the hopes of controlling it.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

The words he had planned to tell her were like toads that kept slipping through his fingers.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Ralph, after being out of fashion for 30 years, found himself on the cutting edge once again with the 1980s New Wave attire he had never stopped wearing.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Harry Balze hated the fact that no one pronounced his name correctly, with a long e at the end.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Sunday, January 12, 2014

"I was a small time player, but even then I knew I would make it to the big time," he told the priest as they walked towards the death chamber.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

"Perhaps the sky is falling," she thought while reading the government report.

Friday, January 10, 2014

The governor always spoke of his circle of trust, but his staff knew they were merely pawns who were more canon fodder than partner.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

He didn't know a Tweet from a Twirk, Facebook from Justin Timberlake.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

After the ceasefire, Patricia found it hard to drift off to sleep without the constant sound of gunfire and explosions.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

"I was a dashing and dapper desperado in them days," Ron mused as the rest of the gang rolled their eyes in anticipation of another of his long-winded stories.

Monday, January 6, 2014

As he got older, the days got longer, his steps feebler, his belly larger.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Harry had wanted to go out in a blaze of glory but instead died playing shuffle board in a Florida retirement community.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Lucy threw her mother's diary into the fire after reading only the first page, wanting to spare her family, and herself, the vitriol within.

Friday, January 3, 2014

We knew not if it was the wind or the wolves that howled that night.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Through the wind-whipped snow he saw her coming, a halo of light surrounding her.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Rhonda went ahead and recycled her resolutions from last year since she hadn't actually accomplished any of them.