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Fantasy · Fiction · Flash Fiction · Heavy Handed Parable
The Power of Thoughts and Prayers

High up on the hill overlooking The Village lived a wealthy merchant. He had worked hard to become as wealthy as he was and often spent his time bragging about his wealth to the villagers below. For their part, The Villagers were annoyed by his boasting, but took it in stride. After all, he had…

Fiction · Heavy Handed Parable · Modern Fantasy · Script
The Apartment Complex

In the middle of nowhere, far from anything of convenience, was an apartment complex. The building itself was quite nice, full of two bedrooms, one bathroom units at a reasonable price. Like many high end complexes a whole battery of amenities were offered (things like: a pool, fitness center, lounge, laundry room, etc.), and despite…

Fiction · Flash Fiction · LGBT
Get In Your Box!

"I'm an attack helicopter!" he proclaimed. "I'm a man-cheetah!" his friend declared. "What are you two talking about?" they asked. "You said you're gender fluid," said the attack helicopter, "everyone knows there's only two biological genders." "Yeah!" agreed the man-cheetah, "So if you don't have to be male or female, then I can be a…

Essay · Fiction · Modern Fantasy
Quandry

One morning I woke up and needed eggs, not wanted eggs, or even had to have eggs, needed them.  It was as if eating eggs had suddenly become an integral part of my life; I needed to breath, drink water, sleep, and eat eggs.  I’d call it an addiction, but I’ve never been addicted to…

Fantasy · Fiction · Short Story
The Darkness and The Light

I finally found her nailed to an oak.  It always amazes me what lengths humans will go through to torture one another.  Her blood and tears mixed together as they ran down her bare body, forming and reforming little rivulets, inlets and streams.  Near where the cold iron spikes drove themselves through her ankles and…