Wednesday, October 31, 2018

David woke suddenly but was unable to shout or even move as he helplessly stared into the vacant eyes of the thing that stood at the foot of his bed.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Monday, October 29, 2018

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Like an arsonist who claims that his lit match wasn't to blame for burning down the building the politicians disavowed the connections between rhetoric and mass murder. 

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Something behind Tricia moved at the periphery of her vision while she stared at her tired face in the mirror and as the ice filled her belly and moved up her spine she knew it was back.

Friday, October 26, 2018

I groggily reached for my shoe, which was halfway under the bed, then tried to jerk my hand back when I brushed something—it had the feel of slimy rubber like a greasy wetsuit—that sucked and pulled me to the ground and toward the darkness below.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

"The decline of civilization began with the leisure suit," said my Uncle Sid with a dismissive sniff.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

She was always garbed in the latest fashions, listening to the hottest hits and on top of the current celebrity gossip, yet Cindy still felt like she was missing something (which she hoped could be filled with just a bit more time on social media).

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

He felt most at home where the wild things scavenged the detritus of society.

Monday, October 22, 2018

The phone solicitor and his wife, an IRS agent, weren't the most popular of people at parties.

Sunday, October 21, 2018

The killers in high places slept comfortably on the bones of our departed.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

They clamored to enter not knowing the agony that awaited in their pipe dream paradise.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

"What I thought I wanted turned out to be nothing more than dust that clogged my throat and choked the life out of me," the general told me, the pistol in his hand shaking.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018


Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Monday, October 15, 2018

Bullet points and bumper stickers were his two goto means for communicating.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Bobby wished for nothing less than the subjugation of the human race by aliens since that meant he'd no longer have to listen to his parents' bitching about the terrible life choices he always seemed to make.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Ratcheting up the rhetoric, the politicians' shrill voices echoed through the halls that were as empty as the words they shouted at one another.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

For the better part of his life Frank had believed that if you worked hard and were a good person you'd get ahead but eventually he realized it was the ruthless sociopaths of the world who came out on top and began acting accordingly.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

The old stories had been replaced by Disney reboots stripped of bone and meat and stuffed with soft down.

Monday, October 8, 2018

She watched and waited, looking for the chance to slip back across the border, that old, nearly lost, Lady Liberty.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Music had always been her lifeline but when she got into the business it became a noose.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Driven to the edge of the forest they could see the smokestacks and taste the grit of the world that was about to displace them.

Friday, October 5, 2018

It soon became apparent to Anna that she no longer knew where her dreams ended and her waking life began.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Our mentality stayed in the Stone Age but our weapons kept advancing.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Something just didn't sit right with Sal about having to get up before both the birds and sun every morning.

Monday, October 1, 2018