Fastest Fingers

  Whoever said not all that glitters is gold was probably hinting at diamond. Kelvin had to set it down on the table, the stone’s refulgence hurting his eyes under the light he had held it up to. “Exquisite, innit?” said the jeweler ...

MOUTH-TO-MOUTH

  9:26 p.m.   Sound from the television was decibels high. Doorbell rang. The door would yawn open on the fifth ring. “Hey, Honey,” he drawled, suppressing the yawn. His. She turned in the doorway to look towards the wall clock. “Work,” he excused, ...

OUT OF PROPORTION

  “Hey Dad, look at me… I’m scared.” “Of course, you can do it. ‘You can do aaall things,’ remember?” I reassured. “Go Darling,” I cheered, giving her a harder push, as her ...

Whatever It’s Worth

“You’re to take this every twelve hours, that is, two times daily, for the next fourteen days.””Okay, thank you.”  “You’re welcome. And this,” holding up another dispensing envelope containing green capsules, “is to be taken once a day. Take with ...

A TALE TO BE RETOLD

Slain folks all over. The rebels had ambushed us while they were returning from a covert extraction of a family of six. With strong odor of burning rubber and soot from the wreckage ...

DIFFERENT THINGS

10. It was one thing if I did it, but a different thing if he had not framed me up. 9. Not keeping my legs together would be something, ...

YOU THOUGHT IT WAS WATER

“Who’s that?” “Who?” “The woman over there.” “Oh, that’s er…our maid.” *** Motley, frazzled flesh, encircled the woman’s pair of retracted, horrific eyes. Since what remained of the facial skin was scanty, every time she ...