Nano-Dino™ Inc. by J.D. Hager

The son’s birthday is today. But the son only visits for six to eight hours a week, depending on what time the X drops him off each Sunday for the court mandated visit. Search Amazon for something not only cool and appropriate, but more importantly, something that can be delivered before Sunday. The douchebag stepfather bankrolls the…

Nibbling by Megan Fahey

When it was Kathy’s turn to answer what animal she’d most like to be, she blushed and said, “Oh, I don’t know.” “But that’s not fair,” the other guests said, “We told you ours.” “A dog, then, I guess,” she said. But, “No, no,” they told her, “You have to think about it—really think about…

Drown This Way by Christopher Allen

People have drowned in an inch of water, you know. You hear it during sunbathing season but occasionally right out of the blue. “More water, Sir?” “You know you can drown in an inch of water.” Like that. So I try it. I’m manoeuvring my escape. On News Channel 5, the world is becoming one…

Knife by John Estes

No matter how hard he tried, the kid couldn’t shake the image. He couldn’t recall when it first appeared, or where it had come from, but whenever he rode in the car, no matter where he went, he imagined a long blade extending from the vehicle—maybe he held it, maybe it was attached like some…

Messages by S Stephanie

She deftly pressed the “record” button on her answering machine. The somberness of trees has made it impossible for me to speak today. Please leave a message, she said into it. Not that anyone would leave her a message, yet she felt compelled to change the incoming one almost weekly. And the phone did ring every…