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Who Is Best of Them All

Another mirror had a built-in doorway to a different world.

A Golden Light

Joe was hurt to think that he was too old for combat flying at thirty-four, but the new batch of pilots sent as replacements looked like th…

Affinity

His right arm was stuck diagonally to Miss Dayton’s abdomen in a most embarrassing and personal way.

Sea Of Apathy

He missed her style. He missed her choices of bright colors that clashed and crashed loudly into his mind.

Twice Shy

He held his arms up and laughed as he turned into a pillar of light as his sister had.

The Haven

Eventually the asteroid struck the Earth and millions died

The End

But the most disturbing fact of all was that this creature had chosen humans as its prey of choice.

Scene Of The Crime

the last operator of this craft had been murdered by a primitive human over two million years ago. The primitive man had been a tenth gener…

Technology Failure

The being took it’s eyes away from the two men for a moment and looked around quickly. It saw the mask it had been wearing on a dropc…

Windfall

He came to slowly, pain slowly allowing his vision to return. He coughed as the dust, floating thickly in the air, got sucked into his lung…

A Light Up Ahead

It was another beautiful night. The stars looked almost close enough to touch. Ralph Wade smiled as he gazed upward from his back porch. He…

Something In The Weather-Chapters 19-22

Chapter 19 / The Police Chief got a call as soon as he had arrived at his office. He picked up the phone to see who would be disturbing hi…

The Collector

The boy moved quickly through the thick field of orbs, looking for special ones that had precious metals. He had a nearly full bag when he…

Panic In Her Eyes

The light in her eyes / reflects her surprise / when she wakes up to find freedom gone. / The meaning is clear, / she starts to know fear, …

Binary Blues.

The monster hunk of rock, Jupiter-sized and very dense with iron, was pulled off its straight-line course by the passage of an even larger …

Don’t Look Outside

It was supposed to be a second honeymoon for Betty. She and Bernard had been married for six years now and the shine was starting to wear o…

This Moonless Night

Why doesn’t anyone see them? They’re right there, in the clear night sky of this urban piece of the city. The craft are having …

The Wages of Spite

The man didn’t believe them when they told him stories about the ridge. He was a headstrong young man with a love for scrambling, a f…

Unknown Benefactor

The hundred-year chrysalis stirred with internal movement. The timing of the metamorphosis had completed it’s life cycle. The winged…

Winner Take All

He felt the pressure begin to build. It wasn’t like the normal bumping and swaying he’d been used to all his short life. This t…

Something In The Weather-Chapters 13-18

Chapter 13 continued / The police Chief walked through the room and examined everything very closely. The man who stayed in this room was v…

Something In The Weather-Chapters 7-12

Chapter 7 / The chopper approached from the west on a straight in approach from the airport. Raul set off the smoke canister and the new …

Something In The Weather- Chapters 1-6

Chapter 1 / He woke up, sweating. The fierce winds that had chilled him to the bone had stopped and the rain evaporated, leaving him…

Nothing Is Sacred

The being didn’t think of himself as an “alien.” He was a citizen of Paeros, the second planet of a fifteen planet system with a blue…

She Loves Me Not

From the moment I laid eyes on her, I knew I loved her. Her soft brown hair moving in the breeze from the floor fan and eyes of hazel flitt…

Intelligent Spiders?

When she came to, she found herself in a strange place. It was cold and the sky looked unfamiliar. As she looked around, she saw something …

Firebug

The woman inspector began her checklist. She was checking the new truckdriver’s credentials as a requirement for the job as an over-t…

Puppies

The astronauts followed their checklists as they completed the survey of the huge island on this “alluvial” planet. This newly discovered w…

The Hunted

The seven year old boy and his five year old sister whooped and hollered as they ran to the den of the split-level ranch home safely enscon…

Man of Iron

Jeremy Stevens put the microwave dinner in the oven and set it for five minutes. He lived alone and sometimes felt left out, but he preferr…

Hard Day at the Office

The fog swirled mysteriously as the craft eased down to house level. An opening appeared and a platform jutted out from the craft. Four gra…

War Chest

The Neanderthal carefully checked the wind direction before moving into position in the dense brush at the edge of the clearing. The smoke …

No Escape

When she woke, she couldn’t move. Everything was dark, and she couldn’t move. Oh my God, I’m buried alive! she thought. S…

According to Jack

Jack and his friend got the fancy invitation card the same day. They considered themselves very lucky. You had to be someone to get an invi…

Evening Star – XXX

(Mature)

Two to One

Ah, Texas, he thought. It was the right move to get in the car and drive to SouthEast Texas. He’d planned to follow the coast to see …

It Takes Nerve

The couple laughed as they opened the door to their room and invited in their guest, a fellow American.The fight at the bar they’d ju…

A Question of Time

The man sipped his coffee carefully because it was hot. He didn’t like to wait for it to cool down and burned his lips again. That wa…

Million To One

Jeff poured the hog feed into the trough knowing full well that all three pigs were watching him carefully. The intelligence in their eyes …

BogWorld

The man chopped at the burnwood tree. He had to have enough firewood to get through the short, but intense winter on this world. When he ha…

A Toast For Us Guys

Here’s to the ladies that quick caught my eye. / Here’s to the parties I never passed by. / Here’s to the many that cause…

A Paucity of Birds

A particle physicist with a day off. What a concept! He chuckled to himself and settled his shotgun in the crook of his arm again. He’…

Peeper

The newly wealthy man swung his new telescope across toward the posh apartment building across from his. He was looking to see the naked wo…

Apparition

The man had been reading about how to do Astral Travel. He picked a time when most of the tenants in his building were gone. He closed all …

The Pond

The fat man was driving too fast down the dirt road by the pond. Driving this road at night, with icy patches and sharp curves was just pla…

The Click Reader

A man went shopping in a foreign mall and encountered a new device he’d never seen before. It was something called a click reader. It…

Mirth at My Life

Gone are the days when I want to be fast. / Gone are the days when I hate to be passed. / Here come the days when I like to be last. / I gu…

Johnny’s Monster

A small boy, of very high intellect unknown to his parents, got a chemistry set for his birthday. The young boy was fascinated by the inter…

Curse of the Hounds

Be careful when raising your hounds. / Believe me, I know how this sounds, / but they’ll go anywhere / so you must step with care, / …

Reaper’s Creepers

Look over your shoulder one day. / What you see there is going to stay. / Old Man Death will appear / and despite all your fears, / this ti…

Mind War

The tall man winced at the cold as he passed through the wall into the night sky, two stories up at the side of the building. It only took …

BUGS!!?!

No one knows where they came from. One day, they were just there. For me, it was about three AM and I heard the sound of rain dripping on t…

Here Comes The Sun…..

Larry Jensen was working on his pet project, restoring a 1964 Ford Mustang convertible in his garage. He had the hood up and a blanket was …

A Plague Of Genius

The sand was unusually hot today as Tarsahet quickly walked to the temporary tent set up for the new priest from Alexandria. The hot sand w…

The Chalet

It felt like a great weight had been lifted from his shoulders. He had gone through the long line at security and was now walking through t…

The Spark

There once was a Wilmington girl / whose hair was the color of pearl. / She met a red-headed boy / who gave her such joy, / she decided to…

MUSINGS

Gone are the days when we dreamt as a child / of castles and kings and running around wild.

NIGHT FLIGHT

Motoring along in an evening sky, / looking at jewels of cities pass by, / I love their cold beauty as seen from above,

Yearn To Be Free

The preflight is finished, the engine OK. / The cockpit door’s open, as if to say

CATASTROPHE

The earthquake registered a 6.1 on their scale. / “FATHER?” / The sun erupted a large solar flare into it’s system. / “YES, MY DAUGHT…

DEADLINE ENIGMA

Have you ever agreed to do something by a certain time? Have you ever had a deadline? To those who have and who do, I salute you. My percep…

CHARNEL

Some pieces were there / of bones, skin and hair, / so gruesome and truly obscene.

See Not the Forest, But the Tree

When I was young, so long ago, / I fell in love with trees. / I don’t know why I felt this love. / It built up by degrees. / It seeme…

The Hill-Go-Boing Man

Our time is just part of a great circle and we can never really own it. To think we can is just an illusion we choose to embrace. The best …

The Coyote Howled

There is a special bond between man and animal at certain times. We’ve all felt it at one time or another. And at those times, itR…
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