Descent

Day 3 Three days since the explosion. Three days since the killing started. No one’s brave enough to go below deck five, so no one knows what the body count really is or even what kind of damage we’re looking at. If we were lucky, it’d just be a hole in the side of the […]

Four Kids and a Dog

“I always hated costume parties.” Nothing but dead air around me, but I whisper it aloud because I get the feeling it might be one of the last things I ever say. Footsteps in the hallway. Yelling. Barking. Coming toward me. “He’s this way, Gang!” one of them yells, that football jock in a white […]

Room 208

“All right, class, open up to page 445. Today we start my favorite unit, The Renaissance!” Soon, every desk is covered by a fat textbook about ten pounds too heavy for a fifth grader. The teacher’s pets in the front row look at me expectantly, wanting nothing but my approval and ready to ace every […]

An Old Friend

Brian was bored at work when he got the call. He otherwise wouldn’t have answered, but his phone was already in his hand and the only pressing things on his plate were a page on IGN that wouldn’t read itself and some spreadsheet he had to get a vague understanding of before he could get […]