Stories

Published: Nov 24, 2020

Mountain Snow

featuring: Holisten Eames

When the lights went out, I knew what was coming. A hum began in the basement and the lights turned back on but seemed dimmer. I knew this ...

Published: Nov 23, 2020

Second Wave

featuring: Holisten Eames

In 2147, the second wave hit. The first had taken such a toll, there was no preparation. Hundreds of millions died in just a few turns of the ...

Published: Nov 20, 2020

Running Man

featuring: Peter Kleun

He ran the streets every morning. The city was laid out in a grid so he could count the miles as he kept his heart rate up. The ...

Published: Nov 19, 2020

One Hump or Two

featuring: Allen Doellanson

The man wore safety glasses and heavy boots, probably steel-toed. He led one camel and then the next down the ramp into Allen's fenced side yard. In the ...

Published: Nov 18, 2020

At Breakfast

featuring: Mary Finly

I did not prevent it or spend much time after that night thinking about it. The topic seemed completely overwhelming and avoided it almost entirely. She walked around ...

Published: Nov 17, 2020

When Her Father Died

featuring: Mary Finly

When her father died, I did not process it. I did not help her process it. I was on the verge of a breakdown myself and I kept ...

Published: Nov 16, 2020

The Voice of Camels

featuring: Allen Doellanson

It began innocently, organically. The plan to demonstrate for camels because he had decided to care for a number of them. They grew to become part of his ...

Published: Nov 13, 2020

Camels Instead

featuring: Allen Doellanson

When he first purchased camels, two males and two females, they were imported from Kazakhstan. They were very expensive and had to be held in quarantine for several ...

Published: Nov 12, 2020

Her Destruction

featuring: Mary Finly

Basically I had signed my daughter up for a lobotomy, only new and fresh and wrapped up in new technology. Most of the process was old, but redone ...

Published: Nov 11, 2020

Researching Treatment

featuring: Mary Finly

Her father was out of the picture for a long time by then. John would not have let them do it. Of course, she probably would not have ...