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The SideShow

She sucked in one last deep breath as she pressed her hands firmly against the side of the tank. The water, cold and rising slowly, filled in the last pocket of air. She swiftly scanned the faces of the onlookers, but couldn’t find any concern. Some even wore smiles....

The Lumecriton

This is my entry for this week's Reddit/WritingPrompts Smash 'Em Up Sunday which gives you a theme and writing constraints. The prompts/constraints reminded me of this piece I wrote a while ago and helped me build more on that world. I already have a lot more for this...

Hello 2021!

Hello 2021!

Happy New Year! Usually every year I make a big list of resolutions, but this year I've decided to guide my decisions based on two goals: 1) getting healthy and 2) embracing the discomfort. This first is pretty straight forward, but I should probably explain the...

The Goo

“Pull it open!!!” I could hear them shouting orders, attempting to coordinate their efforts. I had no idea who they were and I wanted to help them, but the slime had completely immobilized me. It was dark, and getting darker. The good news was, I felt no pain. I felt...

The Machines

“Next.” called the man behind the thick glass. I approached the window with the entirety of my wardrobe in a bag and slipped my ticket through the narrow slot. “Well look what we have here. A laundry winner. I guess your whites will be whiter for a while.” I smiled a...

The Walkway

Saturday started like any other day. Mitch was up early and went out for a run. On his return home he was surprised to see his neighbor working in the front yard. Every few months, Mr. Walters would make a rare appearance and add several bricks to his walkway. It’s...

Haven’s Passing

“THEY SAY THE SHADOWS DANCE in those woods.” the voice came from behind her. Camille turned around to see an old woman sitting on a porch in a weathered rocking chair. She wore a pink floral housecoat and white fuzzy slippers. She seemed like the stereotypical old...

Inktober 52 + Writing

“Write a short story every week. It's not possible to write 52 bad short stories in a row.”- Ray Bradbury I have an idea for a novel that has been eating away at me. I attempted to start writing it, but realized right away that I was in over my head. I read a great...

Prompt: Invent a word.

“Enter the Chamber.” the large voice charged. Sarah took a deep breath and straightened her spine. She had known this day was coming, but now that it was here, it felt surreal. She grabbed the hefty door handle. It was ice cold. She began to pull but the door slowly...