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a-twisted-fairy-tale      Pumpkin Boy was assigned this year to go out and find the best pumpkin for his family. His father would carve it up for Halloween, his mother would use the insides for a pie on Thanksgiving, and they would roast the seeds by the fire and eat them for a special snack.      So Pumpkin […]


Short short story      “Tell the truth.”      “If I tell you the truth, you’d be surprised.”      “So what happened? Tell me. Tell me true.”      “You think you’re so funny, don’t you?” What happened last night to make you get there so late?”      “it wasn’t all that interesting, really.”      “so then you have no reason not to […]


A Little Lost

26Jun04

     On the way home I found that things looked different. Very different.      was on the wrong road, going the wrong way. I didn’t know where I was. I figured if I kept going, eventually I would find the right way.      But where I was walking became very dark, too dark. Eventually, all I could see […]


     Yesterday, the sun came up four hours before usual. The world began to spin in reverse. The moon began the slow decent toward the earth. People ran into the streets screaming, “The world is coming to an end!”      The power went out. The wind began to blow fast and dirty. The air turned brown. All […]


     I was once a part of all that mess going on dawn there. But that was millions of years ago, though it seems like longer.      When the earth was new, I was a part of it. Together we were a fiery, erupting mass of forming planet. If we had stayed together, we might now have […]


     “Where do I live? You know, you’ve been here.”    &nb0sp; “Yes, but I’ve never gone there by myself. I’m afraid I’ll get lost. Can you at least give me directions?”      “Yes, sure. Do you have something to write on?”      “Yes, go ahead.” ·     “Its on the edge of the galaxy, on one of the spiral edges, Its […]