Tuesday, September 30, 2014

To Billy's way of thinking, adulthood meant paperwork, lots of coffee and little sleep and he was having none of it.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Hilda was obsessed with genealogy and had traced her family so far back there wasn't anyone she met who she wasn't somehow related to.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

The old couple, who ruled their social circle with a tight fist, threw the town into a tizzy by moving to Florida.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Friday, September 26, 2014

Romeo was tired of Juliete bitching about his empty beer cans littering the living room.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Billy's inner life could easily be summed up by the phrases found on his T-shirts.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

After the rap game died for Ike he returned to the thug life, having invested in drugs and prostitution during his semi-legitimate stint in the square world.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

My eyes shot open, I leaped out of bed and began pacing around the room as the realization set in that I had made a terrible mistake, the kind you don't come back from.

Monday, September 22, 2014

They hovered around the cheese and wine table oblivious to the art on the walls.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

They marched, shouted slogans, and carried their placards without any real idea of why.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

She walks to the end of the pier and stares down at the dark waves breaking against the wooden beams and thinks, "what if?"

Friday, September 19, 2014

Sitting in the bleak diner wrestling with his hangover and a stale piece of toast Drake wondered if his life was slipping off the rails or if he was just waking up to the fact it had been a smoldering wreck for some time.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

They called him "The Lady Killer," not for his prowess with the fairer sex, but because of his obsessive hatred of ladybugs.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

That September morning when he saw his own breath as he jogged he made a promise to himself to relocate to a tropical paradise as soon as possible.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Terry's boss thought of his lone employee as a science experiment and would randomly ratchet up the pressure at work without necessity.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Looking back, Luke was thankful that with all the time he spent in bars he hadn't spent more time behind bars.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Hillary's life revolved around finding hilarious animal videos on Facebook and waiting for the next season of The Bachelor.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

"I collected friends like a kid with baseball cards or comics, but I realized at crunch time you will always be left with just your own two hands, a shovel and a body that needs to be buried," said Carl, the oldest convict in the prison.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Angry storm clouds hung heavily against the earth but streaks of pale blue managed to peek through.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

The sign on the door read "gone fishing" but everyone knew Mr. Banks was actually out drinking and carousing again.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

His campaign to get his dog elected dog catcher worked but meant Brian was left doing most of the work after his little lark since his Doberman, Duke, couldn't drive.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Colin spent more time preparing his wardrobe than he did working, believing a well-dressed man could get away with slacking more easily than someone who was slovenly.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Felix tried to teach his dogs to play poker but had better luck showing his ferret how to shoot dice.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

They marched in lockstep to battle, but left the field in disarray.

Friday, September 5, 2014

The higher she went in the publishing world, the more she realized that the gatekeepers of the nation's culture were navel-gazing, martini-swilling halfwits with the best pedigrees money could buy.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

The city was quiet that day and provided no stories for the hard-nosed reporter.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

It had been three years and they were no closer to finding the killer.

Monday, September 1, 2014

The sky peeked through the dense forest canopy, a hint of azure that could not help us below in the darkness and stink of rot.