Category Archives: Alternative Fiction

The Factory Whistle

“Pfeeeeet…pfeeeeet.” The Factory whistle blows. “Two,” he thought. “Time to get a move on.” He tossed off the covers, petted the dog’s head, made sure Sally was still covered by the blanket, padded barefoot to the bathroom and closed the … Continue reading

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The Corn Field

The corn was tall, even for this late in the season. It must be eight or nine feet, well above my head. It was that light, dead, dried brown and would normally have been harvested a month ago, but for … Continue reading

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The Highway

I cut the lights a block before I arrived at her house. I hate this part. It was almost 2 AM and like my father always said, “Nothing good ever happens between midnight and four in the morning.” I quietly … Continue reading

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Somewhere Over The Rainbow

He raised his gaze from the street, three stories below, where shopkeepers, neighbors and friends scurried, rushed, and ran, carrying their possessions, children, or anything of value that they could lift. Looking up, below the eaves just above his head, … Continue reading

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Wisdom

The few wispy clouds reflect pale orange as the sun lay just below horizon. The sky over the city was gray and the buildings, still black silhouettes, were scattered with yellow lantern-brightened windows. Fine silks drape him from the waist … Continue reading

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Warm Fire

It’s warm in front of the fire. The rug is soft, so soft. I am glad they bought that thicker rug pad. In a few minutes the blower will come on, then… pure heaven! You know, I could pull my … Continue reading

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Passages To Ruth

Please purchase your copy of “Passages to Ruth,” my short story collection, from Amazon or Kindle. Long, long ago, in a world lost in the misty past, I wondered about everything. Why is the sky blue?  Why didn’t people on the other side … Continue reading

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