Monthly archives: August, 2015

#272 Diamonds Diamonds Diamonds

Reverend Paul Munson watched ragged children trudging through mud on their daily diamond searches. He came to Africa to do God’s work. To his surprise, he discovered that the televangelist who sponsored his ministry owned the mines where these kids worked as slave laborers. His sponsor sent him to Africa as a ruse so he…




#271 Aug. 26, 2032,

  Bernie gazed at Shelia as she sauntered across the observatory floor. He couldn’t keep his eyes off his beautiful assistant. He tried to make headway with her, but she had said, “Bernie, you’re old enough to be my father.” That hurt his feelings but didn’t dampen his desire. Though not a religious man, he…



#270 It’ll Happen Before You Have Time to Think

  Facing us is the fact that a computer will be able to store your personal thoughts and all things in your brain, including love, hate and all your sins. Nothing will be sacred, nothing will be private. Every thought will be exposed, sexual or  not, showing your infidelity, sexuality, liabilities and don’t even think…




#268 Bloodless

  “I had this weird dream last night about Maria,” I told my Suzzy-Q. “Yeah, how weird?” It went like this: Maria’s Mom was in the kitchen making tortillas. Ricardo sat on Maria’s living room couch, “Darling, you never have to worry. I’ll always stick by you,” he told Maria. “You will never sleep with…




#269 Glassbreaker.

While growing up, comic books were my life. Superman, Spiderman, Batman, they were the best. I always wanted a power so I could be a crime fighter like them. Every kid had that dream. Mine carried on until I started college. Taking an art class, I made a bird from clay, and before I could…




How Long Is A Novel? – DailyWritingTips

  How Long Is A Novel? Posted: 25 Aug 2015 09:30 PM PDT Before the advent of ebooks, modern fiction writers concerned themselves chiefly with two lengths: long (novels) and short (short stories). With the advent of digital publishing, the terms novella and novelette have taken on a new significance. In the 17th century, the…



#267 To Share or not to Share

#267 To Share or not to Share   Jim and I claimed to be studying global warming when we trekked across Antarctica. We used it as an excuse to be alone and away from all who hated the fact we married as soon as same-sex marriages became legal. It had taken six weeks before we…




#266 Marilyn’s Face

  #266 Marilyn’s Face   “I know one thing baby.” “What’s that?” “You aren’t gonna be around to see Santa Claus this year.” “How do you know?” Marilyn asked just before I fixed it so she couldn’t say another word. I’m good at shutting up women who get on my nerves. This bitch had the…




#264 The atheist

Being an atheist, I didn’t believe religious bullshit, but I hadn’t eaten in three days, so the thought of bread and wine drove me inside when I spotted the Catholic Church. I entered, washed my face and hands in the fountains of water I found right inside the door. “What’re you doing washing with holy…



#263 A Picture

#263 A Picture  No one had seen it for over a hundred years until that idiot, my 76th wife, found my baby picture. That meant I’ll be looking for number 77 in the near future. Seventy-Six, I called them by numbers because I couldn’t remember which name went with which wife. I haven’t found a…