Never once has Sarah contemplated suicide. Even as she sits down after work and collapses in her bed, eager for tomorrow to be just as over as today, she doesn’t consider the possibility of forcing her own non-existence. In her weekly obligations with lingering high school friends, the few like her who never moved away, she… Continue reading Affirmations

“Oh John!” “Oh Marsha!”

John and Marsha were sitting on a rowboat, not rowing, just letting the gentle ripples of the pond ease them along. They had nowhere they wanted to go. Everything they wanted was right here. With a breath of night air, John whispered into Marsha’s ready ear, “You matter to me.” Marsha whispered back, “You antimatter… Continue reading “Oh John!” “Oh Marsha!”

Twins and Triplets

Ernie had wanted to have chocolate cake on his 8th birthday, but Bernie and Journey had voted for vanilla. “We’re not getting more than one cake,” their father said, and that was the end of the discussion. Ernie hated when they won. His brothers were inseparable. They played together constantly, to the point of having… Continue reading Twins and Triplets

Young Sherlock Homes pt. 1

“Excuse me,” the man said, grabbing a waitress by the wrist. “Do you know where our server is? We’ve been here ten minutes and we’re ready to order.” “I’m not sure,” she said, “but I can go ahead and take care of that for you if you like.” “Don’t you dare!” came a voice behind… Continue reading Young Sherlock Homes pt. 1


“I guess that guy’s going to Hell,” the guard said to his partner in front of the other door. “Heaven, you mean.” The guard smiled. These conversations were always the same. “It must be hard having to lie all the time,” he mused. The other guard made no comment, but flashed a knowing smile of… Continue reading Knight