#renewal

“I’m sorry but it doesn’t work like that,” the shaded man spat. “This club is exclusive. It’s not like it comes with an automatic #renewal.” “What if I told you that I never wanted to be part of your little club in the first place?” her words echoed throughout the lurid alleyway. “Not my issue, lady. You made a choice when you decided to join. There’s only one way out, and …” His words tapered off as the she stepped closer to him, his train … Read more

Free Fiction Thursday: Ruined Sacrifice

ႎ I started writing this story after touring a Mayan ruin site while on vacation in June 2014. Hearing about the ancient life and climbing an actual pyramid were very inspiring to the story line. Here’s a quick synopsis: Go into the jungle, they said … Climb an ancient pyramid, they said … It’ll be fun … they said. Newlyweds Alison and James take a trip of a lifetime to visit an ancient ruins site. Their trek leads them deep into a primeval forest where … Read more

Free Fiction Monday: Amy

free fiction monday: Amy

ႎ A toddler’s independent adventure leads to a tragic and unexpected end. Amy was my first trip into fiction writing, and it sat untouched for nearly 15 years before I dusted it off, gave it a quick polish and submitted it to be included in Something to Read on the Ride : A Charity Anthology (out of print). Later, I included it in my own short story anthology, which is still in print. This short story is offered free on this website for one week … Read more

Free Fiction Monday: The Evil in Devil’s Creek

ႎ I was inspired to write this story after a dozen or so trips to visit my daughter in college. Several of the included oddities along the way are included in the story. The scary stuff was added because of my wandering mind. Owen knew from the start. He should have swerved. A road trip to visit Sheri’s son turns deadly when Owen hits something in the road. What they hit, neither could be sure. As they look for help, their fear climbs when they … Read more

Free Fiction Monday: Tilted

ႎ Tilted was a short story that I started writing back in 2004 and then promptly lost it on an unlabeled disk. Thankfully, I had time to kill one afternoon and was cleaning up a junk drawer in my desk. I found the first few chapters that I’d written and was rushed back into Chester’s mind. A self-proclaimed geek–with a penchant for cheerleaders–struggles through a particularly unpleasant day, filled with one misfortune after another. After narrowly avoiding expulsion, Chester skips school and takes refuge at a … Read more

Free Fiction Monday: Amy

free fiction monday: Amy

A toddler’s independent adventure leads to a tragic and unexpected end. Amy was my first trip into fiction writing, and it sat untouched for nearly 15 years before I dusted it off, gave it a quick polish and submitted it to be included in Something to Read on the Ride : A Charity Anthology (out of print). Later, I included it in my own short story anthology, which is still in print. This short story is offered free on this website for one week only. … Read more