Pit Bull I was afraid of my own dog. What scared me about her was her monstrous strength. Winkin Blinkin & Nod Instinctively I spun the wheel to starboard, but I knew it was too late. 2000 DC Touch down in speechless space sensor to sensor in a senseless stare. Starships You can’t have Christmas without money. Quality time with your kids? Forget singing ‘round a fire. You gotta go to Donald Land or Micky … Starship “Then he was dead.” She sighs. Nora’s Wish …each time she drank tequila, she woke up pregnant. Mike’s Chili & Cheese I stand alone nine floors up staring down at a faint wine smear— to the exact spot where Mike’s head exploded like chili and cheese. Walkin’ On Water The sod job sucked. Motor City Mayhem 1982 A gang of black men came running with chains and clubs. We were out numbered… Bligh Promotes Christian Mr. Peckover observed that he had “never suffered the equal of these seas!” First Car …a very cherry nineteen-sixty-four-and-a-half Mustang convertible! Cool Customer Silence was suddenly deafening. He could hear time ticking like a shout. Tornado Dreams Fear stabbed at him. His toes tingled transfixed by memories. Thomas recalled the narrow passage between the church and the convent… Bequeath (Mature) Soul’s Somber Shriek Contours of pulse and resonance… where benevolence… fixes knowledge from the light. Cold As Ice Home was just across the river. If John dared cross the ice, he could be there in minutes. Round Up An inky monster sprouted a thin gray beard that spread and swept over them like a landslide. Diesel Dixie My eyes were big! My face was mean! I must’ve been a fright!