I’ve Had a Few

“What’s your greatest fear?” she asked. “You want the funny answer or the honest answer?” he asked. “Come on. The honest one.” He thought a moment. “Regret. There’s nothing scarier out there than regret.” He lingered on the thought, his eyes transfixed on the straw wrapper he was rolling between his fingers. “Why’s that?” “You […]

Where They May.

He often sat there, observing his surroundings and hoping for a catastrophic event of any proportion. Frank wasn’t a bad guy. He never did any time or anything. But he needed some event to define his terribly banal life. Why couldn’t he ever see a car accident developing before it happened, so he could jump […]

Aged Six Years.

I was paging through a writing journal of mine from December of 2003. I came across a short story that I nearly forgot I had written. After finding it, I can now vividly recall sitting in a Starbucks on a Friday or Saturday night six years ago, in another city, and just letting this story […]

867-5308 Jerry

I feel sorry for Jerry. He lives on the corner of the subdivision, next to Jenny. A complete coincidence that neighbors would also share a phone number that differs by just the final digit. Jenny’s a girl with the kind of charisma that makes happily married men hold the door upon her arrival, and wordsmiths […]