We had entered deep into the woods, far past the reach of a usual day hiker who just needed to get out for a few hours before returning to the comforts of their urban life. Out here the trails had a little less wear to them, with the force of the natural world pushing ever … Continue reading The Worst Trail Guide Ever
Category: Flash Fiction
A Donkey’s Wisdom
For as long as I remember, this mountaintop has been my home. Sitting atop my humble nest of rock and the shirts off of men and women's backs, I meditate until a new student arises over the mountain's crest. Today a man in a yellow shirt arrived, side by side with a donkey carrying all … Continue reading A Donkey’s Wisdom
Within the Tower
Removing the dragon's head was not easy. My opponent laid stunned and incapacitated from a magical potion I had finally managed to throw at it when the dragon's fatigue, much like my own, had begun to catch up to it. Its long neck of golden scales like chain mail laid across the ground, a prisoner … Continue reading Within the Tower
High above the city I glide looking between the chasms of road sitting between towering buildings when I see my target. A man in a black sweater and red cap, dashing through the crowded sidewalks. My training kicks in and I glide down from high above like my eagle brethren snatching a snake from the … Continue reading Pigeon Cop
Long Forgotten Face
The house is much like the others around it in this small suburban neighborhood. Copy and pasted in a semi-random arrangement among many other models that had been copy and pasted to give a sense of uniqueness to the owners. I can imagine the thoughts of the owners as they live amongst a community of … Continue reading Long Forgotten Face
The Last Apple
The empty aisles of the long-forgotten supermarket are laden with dust and empty shelves. The food here has been long consumed and raided by survivors ever since the uprising. What little organic matter that lays within the confines of the old abandoned box store has been taken by the rats or turned to mush through … Continue reading The Last Apple
This story was originally submitted to this writing prompt. Little did I know at the time that this short 400+ word story would be the kernel that lead to a five hour writing session where I churned out a 5000+ word sequel titled Code Inspection to this tiny dialogue only story. I hope you enjoy … Continue reading Unregistered Tenants
Billionaire Brutus Mayne Invests into Prison Reform!
This story was originally submitted to this writing prompt on reddit. Mothman City, MH. Local billionaire and philanthropist Brutus Mayne has publicly announced that he plans on seriously investing into prison reform within the state. Mayne, after having toured Markham State Asylum for the Criminally Insane, states that he was "horrified" and "devastated" by the … Continue reading Billionaire Brutus Mayne Invests into Prison Reform!
I had long dreamt of my retirement. A glorious celebration of my many military victories throughout the ages. A celebration lasting for days or weeks across the empire, perhaps even a day of remembrance eternally etched into time that on this date, we celebrate the many conquests I had fought and won. A testament to … Continue reading Retirement
You’d think that being the only human amongst a family of vampires, werewolfs, and shapeshifters would suck. Hell, it’s a perfect premise for young adult novel. I can picture it now: a young hero or heroine is facing an identity crisis while their mother is out every full moon fighting hunters, their father is a … Continue reading Recessive