The Lab, Chapter 1

Ms. Hawthorne looked over her thick glasses. Her stern gaze was fixed on Aaron, a young chemistry major, fidgeting nervously, opposite her desk. “I hope you know why I called you in here today,” she said sharply. She paused for a minute waiting for a reply, but received none. “You’re grades are slipping, young man,” […]

Mrs. Claus is Coming to Town

I’d thought I’d share with everyone why adults, not just children, should be good all year round, and to believe in the magic of Christmas. Since I was a little boy, I’ve always believed in Santa Claus, flying reindeer, the whole ten yards. I loved the Christmas concepts of love, family and giving. As I […]

The Tree

“Come down now and no charges will be brought against you!” the police chief shouted over the megaphone. “Eat shit pig!” Alicia shouted back down from her makeshift tree house. There was no way she was going to voluntarily leave the giant tree. Developers wanted to tear it down, along with many others like it, […]

Dinner Date

A young woman stepped into the crowed restaurant. It was like any other chain family restaurant on a Saturday night. The waiting area was full of disgruntled patrons waiting for a table. It was cluttered mostly with families and dating couples and she had to push her way past many of them to get to […]

The Gift

The old man reached over to the small table next to his hospital bed. Opening the top shelf, he reached inside and drew out an old wooden box. The box was about as thick as a Bible and as long as his forearm. The wood looked heavy and was marred with several dull scratches and […]