Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Torn between his lust for worldly power and his religious fervor the young minister chose the former while paying lip service to the latter.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

The discovery of life on the strange little planet was a great disappointment when it was learned the creatures there were even dumber than us.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Her adrenalin-fueled adventures were replaced with the daily challenges of getting dressed and shuffling around the house, which had become akin to scaling a very tall mountain.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Becky returned home from her years-long search for meaning after realizing the secret to happiness was nothing more than sitting in a sun-filled room with a good cup of coffee and a cat dozing on your lap.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Looking back, perhaps he should have tried harder, but it was exhausting to keep going when all anyone cared about was the latest TV show even as the world slid past the point of no return.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

When I again looked up from my drink she had left the bar taking my heart with her.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

It took years, but he finally understood how the world worked after seeing so many of the brightest talents stumble and fall, while marginally clever artists succeeded wildly thanks to the right connections and a fat bankroll.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

"Sometimes death came creeping in the night and other times it walked right up to you in broad daylight and shook your hand like an old friend," Dorothy recalled of those turbulent times.

Friday, August 19, 2016

There were no accolades for her, only the deep-rooted connections she had made with a few other lost souls.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

It was the end of the road for TJ as he fell in a hail of gunfire until, that is, the director yelled cut and he was given a second chance at dying with style.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Focused on the latest Hollywood gossip the news channels ignored another in a series of natural disasters, like Nero and his fiddle.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

They thought of themselves as the best and brightest but in reality were just middling and had been told otherwise by their parents.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Winter came suddenly as if we had fallen into a deep sleep in summer to find a blanket of snow covering the world.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

As the days got shorter the businesses along the boardwalk began to close up shop one by one.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

"Try as I might, I could never quite buy into this war," Smith said, standing over the body of the lieutenant he had just fragged, smoking a cigar saved for the occasion.

Friday, August 12, 2016

The room was silent as the entire household stared at their various devices, cut off from each other as they attempted to connect to the larger world outside their door.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Feeling fat and happy, his face and belly sunburned, Stan sat on the deck as day faded to night and the sound of birds was replaced by that of crickets.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

The reluctant duelists shakily raised their guns and fired without taking aim.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

On that misty morning, under a gun-metal sky, a single boat drifted across the slowly undulating water.

Monday, August 8, 2016

The seagulls fought among themselves for the scraps that were then stolen by the craftier crows.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Too late to run we hunkered down in the fallow field to wait for the planes to pass overhead.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Everybody loved a comeback story almost as much as the kind where the hero falls from glory.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

"Back in my day at that age we would just listen to music in our bedrooms and get stoned," the old man remarked as they passed by some rowdy teenagers who were loudly yelling obscenities.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

He only read the violent parts of the Bible, skipping over the boring sections about loving thy neighbor and other such claptrap.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Monday, August 1, 2016

She was sick of unsociable media and the vitriol that spilled out into the real world.