“Honey! Kids! Get in here, hurry!” In my sixteen years of life I’ve never heard my dad’s voice sound like that. He was afraid. I had been…… Read more “This Is Not A Drill”
Category: Short Stories
You probably think you’ve heard every scary “we went on vacation to a cabin” story ever told, but I promise you, you’ve never heard anything like what…… Read more “Hell’s Menagerie”
I Just Wanted Some Beer
I’d bought fake IDs before. One I got from the older brother of a friend with whom I shared a (very) passing resemblance. It was thrown in…… Read more “I Just Wanted Some Beer”
My Family Is Falling Apart. Literally.
What began as a normal morning quickly went downhill when our seven-year-old son came downstairs from bed. He sat down at the dining room table for breakfast,…… Read more “My Family Is Falling Apart. Literally.”
Never break the oldest law in Humming Lake, CA.
I’ve been here since I was two years old, and by all accounts I had a normal upbringing. That’s owed to the fact that this is an…… Read more “Never break the oldest law in Humming Lake, CA.”
The value of the human soul
I can feel it coming, slowly but surely. With everything going on, all the stay-at-home orders, I decided to go to the place in which I find…… Read more “The value of the human soul”
The kids in my neighborhood haven’t stopped trick-or-treating
In our neighborhood, in the town of Wauwatosa, WI, trick-or-treating was initially scheduled for October 27th. Inclement weather called for a reschedule, so it ended up being…… Read more “The kids in my neighborhood haven’t stopped trick-or-treating”
I found a Road to Nowhere. You can too.
There’s a place you can go, wherever you live. Doesn’t matter the city, state, country, continent. You can find it, if you try hard enough. For me,…… Read more “I found a Road to Nowhere. You can too.”
When your parents tell you something, you should listen
My upbringing was about as traditional as an upbringing gets. My parents were married, I had a younger sister, we lived in a nice suburban neighborhood, I…… Read more “When your parents tell you something, you should listen”
I’ve been digging graves for 11 years, and until now I’ve never found a body already under the ground
I’ve owned Pinelawn Cemetery, the cemetery that serves the small town in which we reside, for going on 11 years now. Our land is a good size,…… Read more “I’ve been digging graves for 11 years, and until now I’ve never found a body already under the ground”