Day One at The Liberty House

Jerry keeps busy. It's the only way to keep his mind off the self-condemnation. When nothing is open in town for Christmas, (including Liberty House or any other place in any town for that matter), Shift Manager Jerry volunteers to train the restaurant's new hire, Wade, who also says he has no holiday plans and... Continue Reading →

Crossover

The driver is swerving the school bus more than the kid who sits in the front seat had ever noticed on other days. The front-seat kid is nothing like his peers; he is hyper-vigilant. Filling up the back rows--consumed with lewd chatter and earsplitting, rambunctious horseplay--are all the other middle schoolers who ride the 7A... Continue Reading →

So Blue

Cheryl says, “What in Sam Hill--” She wipes away the frost on her passenger-side window. “When you’re a beach lover, I guess there’s no keeping you from it!” She gestures towards a man walking along the shoreline that is across the highway. Walter says, “Wouldn’t catch me dead out there. I reckon it’s guys like... Continue Reading →

In Mr. Habte’s Apartment (also, see the writer’s challenge after this story)

a list of the contents in the trash bin belonging to Mr. Nadir Habte: one set of sweat-soaked, piss-wetted, blood-stained bed sheets one shattered bedside lamp and light bulb seven used tissues--all drenched in mucus and tears, some speckled with blood glass shards from a broken bathroom wall mirror scraps cut from a length of... Continue Reading →

Fast

“My son refuses to eat,” the mother said. Even though her boy wasn’t a boy, but a grown man, that didn’t stop her from letting herself into his house and calling the local doctor for a home visit. “He says he is abstaining by choice,” the doctor explained after conducting a physical exam and consultation.... Continue Reading →

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