“Fools” (VSS V)

A set of very short fiction pieces that I originally wrote for Twitter.

“Listen, I need this insurance money, now will you help me or not?”

Brian looked at Rob and back at the car. The river beyond was dark and eerily silent.

“I’ve already reported the thing stolen. Please!”

Brian sighed and nodded just before several thuds emanated from the trunk.

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“A New Life in Hermosillo”

He next set his mind on the business of destroying his automobile.

After throwing his bank cards and phone into the Santa Cruz River, he crossed the border at Nogales without incident. He drove for three and a half hours to Hermosillo with his remaining cash tucked into a back pocket.

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“Charleston to Charleston”

Terry tossed each garbage bag into the Kanawha River.

The drive from Charleston, South Carolina to Charleston, West Virginia took just over seven hours. Terry arrived in the capital of the Mountain State in the early hours of the morning.

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“Dead Corn”

He had a bad feeling where he may find those missing children.

The detective stood at the edge of the field. There was nothing to see except rows and rows of dead corn. A fine layer of snow had settled on the broken stalks.

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“Alone on Io”

This was an accident. A terrible accident. That’s all anyone will suspect or know.

I’ll just live on Io.

There are volcanoes. There is geothermal power.

This is a dangerous place.

No one will come all this way for me.

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“Sleeping at the Rum Cherry Motel” Revisited

Todd McHugh has murdered his wife and is hoping to seek refuge in Mexico.

Sleeping at the Rum Cherry Motel” was one of the first flash fiction pieces that I ever sent out for publication, and I was fortunate enough to have Twisted Sister Lit Mag publish this 2016 product (2016 was a very productive year for me). Continue reading ““Sleeping at the Rum Cherry Motel” Revisited”

Speculative 66: Issues 6, 7, and 8

Nine speculative fiction pieces from Speculative 66!

Speculative 66 is an online magazine featuring works of fiction that are exactly 66 words. I was fortunate enough to have a few pieces appear in this publication beginning in issue six and continuing until issue nineteen.  Continue reading “Speculative 66: Issues 6, 7, and 8”