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Bigger than a bread box, older than the end of WWII.

Black Lagoon

Word count 254                                                  Sheryl woke up around midnight to find a roughly humanoid giant monster in her bedroom.  As she started to scream the monster tore the covers off her bed and her pajamas off her body. As she continued to scream the … Continue reading Black Lagoon

Coyote

 Word Count 100 A few years ago I was volunteering removing ivy from an area around the tool yard of Tryon State Park south of Portland Oregon.  Two police cars showed up and informed me that they had a coyote with a broken back that … Continue reading Coyote

Mercy

 Word count 394                                      `` A few years ago, maybe five, I was supervising and working with a man who was doing community service for a crime that he says he didn’t commit.  We were removing ivy from an area around the tool yard of Tryon … Continue reading Mercy

Meeting

Word count 665                                                      I’m so happy that the three of you could join me today.  The paid plane tickets and goody bag filled with expensive gifts may have been the inducement, or maybe it was a chance to reconnect after all these years that got … Continue reading Meeting

Lost

Word Count 50                                                 Lost I looked at the squirrel and wondered if I could eat it raw.  I don’t know how to start a fire and probably couldn’t catch it anyhow.  My wife, what’s her name, always threatened to abandon me in the woods … Continue reading Lost

It’s Back

Word count 318                                                    Sally got off the phone with her doctor and told Duke “It’s back.” Duke replied “Chemo worked before. You can do it again.” “You don’t know how much that hurt. I would never go through that again.” “But there’s no way … Continue reading It’s Back