Monday, October 31, 2016

The sun soaked the room with warmth and light, burning away the cold darkness that fed on the couple's nightmares.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

The city, once the jewel of the region, had by then become little more than a moldering corpse.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

A cold chill slowly crawled up my spine as my eyes began to adjust in the half-light of the old building and the outlines of something vaguely human came into focus.

Friday, October 28, 2016

"Halloween is half as scary as this year's election," Irene said, turning off the television.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

The hair stood up on the back of my neck and I couldn't look away from the door as the strange scraping noise continued just outside my room amid a growing smell of putrescence and freshly dug earth.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Suddenly, her absence hit him like a sharp, deep physical pain even though she'd been dead for years.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

There were so many problems in the world, but none of them were hers.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Eventually, life with their poltergeist became unbearable not due to fear, but its bad habits like never cleaning up after itself and watching tv and listening to the radio late into the night.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

"She was the meanest drunk I knew, but her voice could melt the most adamantine of hearts,"
says Sully, hoisting a tumbler full of whisky aloft, as the rest of the bar joins in.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

He died with a smile on his face after surviving long enough to see acclaim bestowed on his friends, and his enemies' reversals of fortune.

Friday, October 21, 2016

The chains were loosed and the creature sent out into the world, a tempest of destruction wherever it went.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

The flimsy fence finally gave out and the bodies came pouring over.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Dead now for nearly a decade I sometimes had trouble recalling my friend's features, but his sonorous voice and the feeling I had in his presence remained like a soft fur coat I could pull on to bask in the warmth of his spirit.

Monday, October 17, 2016

We arrived expecting open arms, but were met by jeers and spittle.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Ellen wondered if she had somehow given off the wrong signals not realizing he was and always would be a predator.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Thursday, October 13, 2016

whitened teeth, hair plugs, and an army of spin doctors was the minimum requirement to play.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Like a Bourbon Street reveler the country wobbled and weaved taking two steps forward and three steps back on its way to a bleak future riddled with hangovers.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

"Bob Dylan nailed it back in 1964 with 'Only A Pawn in their Game,' and yet the poor whites still don't get who their true enemy is," he laughed, shifting the Porsche into high gear.

Monday, October 10, 2016

His mask, hideous in its own right, slipped off to reveal something even more disturbing beneath.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

As the car started to roll, Isabel wondered why she couldn't muster anything more then a lackluster sense of regret she had never left her hometown if these were indeed to be her last moments of life.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

In a city that had become a sea of white-bread uniformity the downtown remained an Island of Misfit Toys where we could still let our freak flag fly.

Friday, October 7, 2016

She dug the old book out of the trash bin not giving a fig about the stares of the passersby who thought she was dumpster diving.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

I walked out of the building, the paperwork sticking to my sweaty chest, wondering whether I'd be labeled a hero or a traitor.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

While our choices seemed to be expanding infinitely in truth it was all the product of a few companies that owned everything and merely made a label change here and a shiny new cover there.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

The feeling of being left on the outside looking in stayed with her no matter what she managed to achieve.

Monday, October 3, 2016

As they attached the microphone to his lapel and brushed a bit more powder onto his face Rudy wondered if selling his soul for a modicum of political traction was worth all the lies.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

She threw the covers over her head and repeated over and over, "it's all in your head."

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Empathy had become a dying art, replaced by a brutish clannishness that would inevitably end in barbarism and pestilence.