Category Archives: Stuff… cuz I like to write stuff!

Still Ticking

Carl walked into the office at Offgoods’ Trading Co. and seated himself uncomfortably in a throwback wooden armchair, clearing his throat to further announce his arrival. The company’s eponymous owner, William, scribbled diligently away at his desk, seemingly oblivious to … Continue reading

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The Last of the Manzanita

In the Golden Times, the times of Timbok’s father’s father’s father, before the Burning Rains came, the Manzanita grew thick in the Valley of Fantasy. Small rodents hid beneath the Manzanita’s gnarly thickets. Birds nested safely in their bounty of … Continue reading

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A Kiss of Anise

Emmet Brosnahan, self-appointed poet laureate of Galway, sat nose to the countertop in a pub of forgotten name on E 91st Street. His head was supported only by an elbow, that being at the other end of a firm grip … Continue reading

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Nevermore

The old man – Billups is his name – lives alone in a rickety wood-shingle, house. It stands at the  end of a short, dirt road at the south end of town that runs alongside the vacant lot where the … Continue reading

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Meh-Teh

Dr. Jacob Richards, PhD, slipped gracefully along on the snow, lagging behind his guide. Their tracks were the only blemish in the pristine powder squeaking beneath his snowshoes, refusing to pack in the extreme cold. His dual-pane helmet and layers … Continue reading

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The Sleepover

1968 was a strange time that stood in a world by itself, where armed militia waged war against college students, while blocks away, colorfully-robed Hare Krishnas chanted mantras as they danced in the streets. The Beatles were dominating the pop … Continue reading

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Writer’s Block

Adam Drake wasn’t always a successful author. No, it’s true! Once he struggled with the same challenges and frustrations any of us would. So what changed all that? They say that behind every great man is a great woman. Adam’s … Continue reading

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