Short Stories

0. An Incident (Part II)

RECAP: John and Jasper, brothers, are robbing a bank. John, the older of the two, can melt metal with his hands and Jasper has enhanced technopathy enabling him to manipulate and connect with electronics with only his mind. They’re both Modifies, humans who’ve had their powers unlocked for them. One Read more…

By ryan, ago
Prompt

What can an imagination do for you?

Many of my short-weird-stories I write come from WordPress’ The Daily Post which as of late has been giving single word writing prompts. Usually, I can spin a quick story from the single word. Today’s word, imagination, even got me into the mood with a good story, but it went Read more…

By ryan, ago
Prompt

They were wrong about mankind’s lifespan

This morning the news feeds were all reporting the same thing. No matter what planet you were on, or channel on that planet, it was all the same: Science gets it wrong by about nine hundred ninety-nine million nine hundred ninety-nine thousand five hundred years; humankind will not be present Read more…

By ryan, ago
Short Stories

0. An Incident (Part I)

Nobody paid attention to the two men walking into Commonly Bank’s tall glass building in the middle of Melbourne save for a few people at the door walking out. The lobby on the ground floor had recently been redecorated with faux dark wood and modern looking seating areas trying to Read more…

By ryan, ago
Life

Terracotta Warriors in Richmond

This morning we made our way up to the Virginia Museum of Fine Art in Richmond to see the Terracotta Warrior exhibit. It’s so fascinating that there were some 8000 of these, all different, that were created over a ten-year period. And here’s a bonus for the family… the five.

By ryan, ago
Prompt

The last puzzle

For nineteen years, every week, every Wednesday in fact, Jose had been receiving a puzzle piece in the mail. The stamp markings were from all over the world and none of the pieces, except for the first one, have had a note with them. Well, that’s not entirely true. The Read more…

By ryan, ago