Category: Short Fiction

Girl’s Weekend In NYC

Four women – lifelong friends since college – have been going on the same trip for many years.  They would take a long weekend in New York City where they would visit museums, catch a Broadway show, eat at fancy restaurants and do a little shopping.  It was their one constant in life, through marriages,…

The Ninja, The Super Hero, And The Old Lady

The big night had arrived:  Halloween!  This year was special.  For the first time, Liam and Sally were going trick or treating on their own. To be honest, I’m wasn’t a big fan of the idea.  Liam wasn’t quite eleven yet, and Sally was only seven.  They approached my husband and I earlier in the…

The Boogeyman

“America is the land of the free, the home of the brave.” “You’ve misinterpreted the rhetoric, just a bit.  It doesn’t apply to breaking into my home.”  I managed to sound calm, despite my racing heart.  The last thing I’d expected upon returning home from a long day at the newspaper was to find a…

Blood Is Life

“…become a Sodom and Gomorrah.” “What was that, Mrs. Heks?” I was distracted by my new partner, Chen, who was vomiting as if possessed by a demon. The wrinkly woman scowled.  “Please pay attention Officer Jill.” I managed not to roll my eyes. “She’s Detective Kalbag,” Chen joined us, wiping his mouth with his sleeve. …

Penance in Pike County

Jenna slept late.  She couldn’t take another day of traipsing through the woods while mosquitos snacked on her, so she made it clear last night that Mary and Tristan should go hiking without her. As she stood on the back porch overlooking the lake, she watched ominously dark clouds roll in.  Her sister owed her…