Basic Manipulation

Humans are malleable with the right amount of abuse. The right amount, too much and pop, too little and nothing. Sergeant First Class Robertson prides himself on knowing when the right amount of abuse has been reached. He has a stern face. He’s divorced. His red rimmed eyes are always angry. Many people wish him …

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Lightning

A red sunset fades into the blue-grey waters of the Gulf of Mexico replaced by a wicked wind and the flash and sound of a coming storm. The flimsy brush on the small island whips wild. The tent flutters mad. The boy’s dog cowers on the small seashell covered beach illuminated by the boom and …

Wrong Headed

He raises the old .22 and fires a bullet at the cops. The cops shoot back. He gets hit! While dying he thinks, the bitch was right all this time. Everything she said. “You’ll fail!” and he did. At least he tried. Right? Attempt coupled with failure is still a success? No.