Short Story: Assassination

Yet another dark short story. I hope you enjoy it. Three drops in. Stir. Not enough. Three more drops. Stir. Deadly.  *  *  * I’m a cook, and here’s something that I can insist on: cooking is an art. Read the cookbooks, read them all you want, but really, though, in the end it all …

My Writing Process: Blog Tour- November 2013

I’ve been asked to do this by a couple of my friends. I don’t have that much time this week, because I have a load of assessments and stuff coming in and to be honest I don’t really feel like writing a bunch of stuff on here anyway…but apparently a friend, who already did this thing, really …

Indecision

I don’t want to move forward with writing. The only thing we have to fear is fear itself. I think that’s a quote from Franklin Roosevelt, or some other American President- not like I’m an authority on the subject of American presidential quotes, because I don’t actually know anything about American Presidents, other than the current one …

Short Story- Flood Patrol

This was originally published at Publish Your Mind. SHORT STORY: FLOOD PATROL It certainly is dark, the patroller thought as he continued to paddle the boat through the streets. No, not streets. These were streets no longer. Now that they were completely filled with water, he’d have to call them something else. Canals, maybe- or …

Short Story- Dividing the Spoils

What happens when politicians speak their minds? Here’s a short story involving politics, corruption and morality. This was originally published at Publish Your Mind.  SHORT STORY- DIVIDING THE SPOILS “…The votes have now all been counted, and the results are in. The Nationalists have a slight edge over the Liberals, with one-hundred and sixty seats …

Short Story: Memento Mori

SHORT STORY- MEMENTO MORI The woman has been gone for a very long time, I notice. She rarely uses the public phone in the nursing home, even though many of the other old people do; children calling, grandchildren calling and friends calling. I do not question why her son rarely calls. As a caretaker, my …

The Deity ‘Pepsi Challenge’: King Clovis and His Gods

Originally posted on HISTORY REPUBLIC:
Thor or Jesus? The Pepsi Challenge was a successful marketing campaign mounted by Pepsi based on blind tests using Coke and Pepsi, where people would tell the better-tasting brand of cola. Imagine for a moment, though, of a speculative scenario- what if people took part in the Deity Challenge? The basis…