Posts in category "Fiction Friday"

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A love letter to my muse

Hello? Are you there? Are you even reading this? [No, not *you.* I see you there. Whether you are a longtime reader or a new one, welcome. I am glad you are here. I truly am, but I must admit that this is being written for someone else. It’s okay. You can read it too.... Read more »

Love Song with Armageddon

Hold me in your arms as we watch the world burn. Kiss me to the edge of the apocalypse. Touch me like I’m the last you’ll ever touch. Touch me like I’ll never be touched again. Just touch me. Feel my heart, and let me know I’m alive. Seduce me with whispers of could-have-beens. Tell me we have... Read more »
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I don't think I'd like you in real life

Hello, internet friend! We’ve had some great virtual times haven’t we? We are both so passionate about that one thing, and it has really brought us together. I look forward to seeing your comments on my posts and being able to comment on yours. Mostly. To be honest, as I’ve started paying closer attention I’ve realized that I’m... Read more »

The drug of anticipation, a short story

She wasn’t the type of person who used drugs. She barely drank and didn’t smoke. Well, she smoked a few cigarettes in college, but she was never a smoker. She was a rule follower, not a a rule breaker. No, she definitely wasn’t the type of person who used drugs, But… She was at a... Read more »

The scariest Halloween maze in the world

The scariest Halloween maze in the world
“No adult without a child. No child without an adult.” That’s what was printed across the top of the orange flier. My son shoved the paper into my hands with the enthusiasm of someone redeeming a winning lottery ticket. “See, mom. Kids aren’t just allowed. They are required! Come on. Let’s go! Please!” Having a son who... Read more »
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The Vultures of Main Street

The Vultures of Main Street
They have come like vultures to pick the meat from my bones. They will peck out my heart if I let them. They circle and circle then swoop in to kill what is already dead. I do not recognize them. They have not been here before. They only came now because they were drawn in... Read more »

Alexandra and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Zero-Day Day

This morning I woke up to a text message alert. It was my boss saying a critical vulnerability was announced that impacts our systems. There is no patch to fix the bug, but there are some workarounds. He said everyone needed to go into the office right away. It was only 4 a.m. I could... Read more »

The Valentine's Day Alibi

The Valentine's Day Alibi
“If anyone asks what we did on the 14th say we went to a nice restaurant. Or is that too boring? What do you think?” “What are you talking about?” “We have to get our story straight.” “For what?” “For Valentine’s Day.” “I thought you didn’t want to do anything for Valentine’s Day.” “I don’t.”... Read more »
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A second bag of pretzels

The plane was delayed, which I’ve come to expect. This delay was particularly unfortunate since it meant I was now going to be in the air for dinnertime. That’s okay. Whiskey is a fine entree, but every entree needs a side dish. I was thankful to be flying one of the few airlines that still... Read more »