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The Guide

The Guide

Nick first noticed the old man, carrying a flat tire wrapped around a red-painted wheel, right outside of work one night. When Nick saw him the next night, the graybeard was two blocks down the street and pushing a wheelbarrow with — yes — a red-painted wheel. “Good...
True Love

True Love

Bradley leaned forward in his chair and studied Tara’s face. She had just taken a bite of his special key lime pie, which meant he would have his answer within just a few minutes. And that made him nervous. In his experience, women were liars. They acted like...
Winter Respite

Winter Respite

It was early March when Father called — Mother had taken a turn for the worst. I hopped in my jalopy that evening and started for Fort Wayne. It was a six-hour drive from Dayton in clear weather, with which the late Winter had blessed us, and I hoped the old girl...
Honor Thy Mother

Honor Thy Mother

My mommy is the best mommy there is, and all I’ve every wanted is to make her life easier and happier. She cooks and cleans for Daddy and me, and she takes me to school and helps me with my homework and rubs Daddy’s back when he comes home tired from...
Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday

“There is no statute of limitations for treachery.” April Hyatt both said those words out loud and typed them into the comments box under a photo on Facebook. Pleased with her cleverness, she looked over her shoulder and beamed a smile at the muscular man sprawled on...
Destiny Falls

Destiny Falls

The title of the thread was simply “Destiny Falls,” and I almost missed it. By the time I saw it, the headline had slid down the first page of the Goblin Globe forum, a very active assembly of conspiracy geeks talking about weird shit we’ve seen on Google Earth. The...
Stealth

Stealth

Teddy could hide in those fields forever. They were the type of rolling croplands where he had spent summers playing and winters hunting when he was a child. Back then, he would drop into a green fold of cornstalks and giggle to himself as a friend ran by, doomed to...
They Sat Outside Eating Cake

They Sat Outside Eating Cake

The husbands always died in pairs. It was a concession the Dames of Dwale had agreed upon after their first attempt at settling disputes several years earlier. Before that initial Reconciliation, the ladies had never even considered what would become of the surviving...
The Touch Will Come Second

The Touch Will Come Second

Anna leaned forward and reached for the slimy, wrinkly blob lying lifeless between her legs on the bloody sheet. A pale, glowing hand wrapped around her forearm and pulled it back. “Anna, you can’t touch him. Not yet — maybe not at all,” James said. “You know that.”...

Words to Write By

Prose is architecture, not interior decoration.

— Ernest Hemingway

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