Short Stories

short stories

I publish short stories here whenever the mood strikes.  There’s no timeline.

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  • Fountain Lady He hesitated rounding the Confederate monument in Forsyth Park, leaned against the freezing iron picket fence in front of the bust of native son, Colonel Barstow. Looked it squarely in the eye. Pulled his pea-jacket collar up to cover the multicolored woolen scarf against a biting wind driving the foreign snow. Turned his back to …
  • We’ll Get Them All Sooner or Later  “The sons of bitches took my son but they ain’t taking my mind or my guns,” said George Willems over and over to himself as he methodically packed his black, three-quarter ton pickup with all of the important things in his life. “God damned if I’ll get chipped or let them bastards tell me what to …
  • A Time Line To Hard Times Congress cuts taxes in good times to stimulate the economy. Congress cuts taxes in bad times to stimulate the economy. Neither worked. Debt load increased. Rich richer, poor poorer. US decides to enter the 3000 year old war in the Middle East in the name of democracy. In this case to preserve their democratic right to the ocean of …
  • WIP: Global Warming Works In Progress: Global Warming Impact.  This note is a rough draft in a larger project. It will change as the project progresses. FYI: this was in reaction to a BBC story about this happening  Truth is indeed stranger than fiction. 15 miles from Irkutsk, Siberia a small rodent took advantage of the thawing permafrost to dig her …
  • An Excerpt From A Work In Progress: Two Out And Nobody On Base This is an excerpt from a work in progress. It will contain errors and will certainly change before it goes to print.   ##### It was just another political speech on an otherwise unremarkable day when the world tilted past the point of no return. Historians would, of course, argue about this in future centuries, but for the …