Prompt

Crush and be Crushed

I was asked to give you a quick lesson on the Sylvilagus floridanus. Topics were to cover its medium height ears, the fluff of gray and/or brown, and its appropriate tail color of white. Yes, this was going to be a quick narrative of the Eastern Cottontail rabbit, specifically, those living amid Read more…

By ryan, ago
Short Story

Blurry Blue Door

All Jack could remember when he opened his eyes was the time on the clock right before he shut off the lights as he crawled into his bed. It was exactly 6:65 a.m. and the sun was nowhere to be seen. He spun around, already standing up and wearing only Read more…

By ryan, ago
Short Story

How It Started

  …YOU’RE WATCHING CNN!” “If you’re just joining us here’s what we know; approximately 30 minutes ago an airplane crashed just after takeoff from Dulles airport in Washington, DC. Witnesses on the ground say they saw an explosion near the front of the plan before it lost control and crashed Read more…

By ryan, ago
Short Story

He used a fork. Sam didn’t.

Warning! May be graphic to some readers. Contains domestic violence and language. Sam was finishing his after-school peanut butter and jelly sandwich when the phone on the kitchen counter rang. Sam answered, unraveling the phone cord. “Hey Mom. Thirty-five minutes? Sure, I’ll be ready.” Pausing for a moment he asked Read more…

By ryan, ago
Short Story

Journal of a Cleaner (by life number)

Wall Number: 00017985/15724800 Today I got my new inscriber and inscriber pad. The man with gray hair took my last one when the wall number was 00021600/15724800. I’ve had that old inscribing pad since wall number 11517210/15724800. I fought them when they took it. I was punished again. My two Read more…

By ryan, ago