For a cold, black moment, his breath stops and he tears torn free of R.E.M. and twenty-one days past.
Sometime closer to the zero hour, he’d pulled the army green fleece to tangle around him against his cold sweat. It does nothing for his shivering since it’s more holes than blanket, but it’s the only thing he has. Silence roars and stabs spikes of pain into his brain. He should be asleep. His body can’t take much more of this. He knows this, but he can’t. Read more “Of Marvel & Mayhem”
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“Dad, just talk to the lady! She wants to help,” he said. “And be nice, please.” His grumpy old, military ram of a father huffed and he shook his head. He didn’t know why this was a good idea or how his wife had tricked him into– He thought of her big, glassy, nearly golden, hazel eyes and that pout that got him to do some insane things in college, and even crazier things at four in the morning. He wanted to curse the power she held over him with those eyes, but couldn’t help but smile too. Damn, he (more…)
Hello everyone, I hope everyone’s weekend was wonderful. I decided to switch it up and post a short story. Please let me know what you think. I don’t have much practice with short stories, my mind tends to go the long form route. This particular short story started from a prompt on grief and loss as well as an exercise in subtext. I think everyone should dip their toes in the realm of the short form and write a short story. I’ve noticed that it’s really strengthened my subtext and my ability to edit scenes. Try not to hold it (more…)
Hey everyone, I originally wrote this for a creative writing class that I had. The review and critique of it was pretty surface, but I did some editing, stepped away from it, showed it to some other people and finally decided to let it go out into the word to increase its fortune. Of Marvel & Mayhem’s brief synopsis: A bus accident, a final brawl between him and the man he got his jaw from, and three weeks later, he’s slipping down the drain faster than anyone realizes. It will be okay though. There are green eyes that see everything (more…)