Lighters, Key Chains, Lottery Tickets, Death, Epiphanies, and Other Impulse Items

He knew it was his turn. he was next, and he was going to have to step around the guy and around his feet...

On Becoming a Writer

When she took off her clothes for the world to see, she expected the arrows to pierce her skin. Her face grew tight, her...

I, Lazar

He poured more bourbon in the glass and stirred it round with his finger. The sound of ice in a glass was always relaxing....

I Just Missed My Cat

I was sad is all. Not depressed, not yet. Only a little sad. A little. And my mom, she got me a psychiatrist. A...

I Am Joe’s Thorax

Sonny Webb sat and watched. He watched the Elkhart Travelers sing, strolling as they sang, two neat lines which interweaved and then briskly segregated into...

Garage Sale

Sam Smith had had it.  His home was awash in junk.  The years had passed by happily with his children and wife, but in...

Holding Asia

We knew what was going to happen, we saw it coming. We had seen it before. I told Fitz there was no way he...

Wendigo

    Kate Parker found a wendigo in the freezer.  She blinked twice, closed the door, and went into Lewis’ office.  He glanced up before returning...