It’s the whisper in the clouds. The swift turning and movement of frozen water. “Maybe this isn’t a good idea,” she whispers, wishing she could take back wanting to impress him. Luke pulls the ripcord on the power-glider, and the small gas engine chugs into life. With an obvious fake-smile, he turns back and shushesContinue reading “Sky-fishers”

For the Boy

This is a war story. He knows because he is surrounded by people in camo and in his ears are men screaming for help in between the pop of small arms fire. Patrols are always going out and not coming back. There is little he can do. He doesn’t send them out. He doesn’t pickContinue reading “For the Boy”

The Lighthouse Keeper

In light cast from a sun just on the cusp of the other side of the world, the West Quoddy lighthouse keeper walks his beach South from the Eastern most point in the united states. He follows the sound of an incessant horn blaring over and over again. His light, a beacon for those desperateContinue reading “The Lighthouse Keeper”

Complete Effort

When does reality breakdown? For Kristen it’s when he turns the living room ceiling fan off. Normal activity. Get up from couch at bequest of oldman. Reach normal adult male hand out to the switch. Grasp and twist and yet when the fan should stop the room begins to spin. Kristen would vomit but whatContinue reading “Complete Effort”

What’s Up With Ceres

“Damn it Bob, why didn’t you flip the power switch? Now they keep sending that satellite around to focus on us.” “Phill please, there are two hundred thousand workers here trying to get a job done. By the time they send anyone to look, our mission will be over anyway. I’m too busy to loseContinue reading “What’s Up With Ceres”

The Dunes pt. 2

  Continued from part 1     And the boy comes. He crawls over the rusting haul. He notices small drifts of powdery sand. He sees chips of old paint. He feels the heat of the dying day on his sun blistered back.  He crawls into the shadow of the living decay. The boot ofContinue reading “The Dunes pt. 2”

The Rover

The rover had been given the command to stop five minutes ago. The new command was take and send a photo. All of the engineers waited. A quiet developed loud in its intensity. They have to wait five more minutes for the image to arrive. One of the junior air force guys tries to whisper,Continue reading “The Rover”