Category: Short Stories

  • Reacher/Chroma Crossover

    Okay, I started reading the latest Jack Reacher novel and was appalled at the writing style change and lack of attention to Reacher’s signature character. Fans of the Lee Child novels know both his and Reacher’s style to be one-in-a-million. I found myself reading Sentinel with growing frustration, telling myself that even I could do […]

  • Fated to Die

    This is a short story for our Father’s Day theme in writing club.   “Think of your children.” He was. That was exactly why he was doing this. “I don’t want to die,” Brian told his partner. “Really? Because you’re not acting like it.” “What am I supposed to do?” “Go home! Get a different […]

  • The Linguist

    This is a work I started  but don’t plan to finish. Just for fun.   “I can’t wait until you’re not fat anymore.” Jack smiled, sliding his hand off the steering wheel to her very pregnant belly. “Fat?” Paige laughed. “You did this to me.” His palm rubbed her stomach, where she felt the child […]

  • The Red Ghost of Arizona

    An ear-piercing scream shattered Samuel’s sleep. Alarmed, he sat straight up, glancing to his friend and fellow prospector, Orville. There was enough starlight filtering through their tent that he could see him, as peaceful as Samuel had been moments ago. Still asleep. Had he imagined it? Samuel closed his eyes, trying to recall the sound. […]

  • Synn

    This short story is my first attempt at using first-person present tense. Don’t judge.   “Synn, come on online.” My systems obey the command without my choosing, booting up at the command. Fuel at 78.4%. Tire pressure is a little low, but within parameters. Mechanics all functioning normally. No bugs in my computer. My last […]

  • Blueberries

    This was in response to a writing prompt for The Forge. Note – I do not own rights to this picture.  “I’m telling you, I can’t do this anymore.” Amanda prided herself on working with difficult characters, but Jake was proving too much, even for her expertise. “He can’t be that bad.” Brian shifted in […]

  • Linked – S1E16

    Jack sat outside the winery’s warehouse, watching the occasional patrol saunter lazily by. Renaud may inspire fear in them when he was present, but the moment he left, all desire excel in their duties left with him. They would do the work – would probably be sacrificed to the council leaders’ murderous appetite if they […]

  • Monsters, Chapter 1

    To the residents within the walled city: Monsters are real. I’m not talking the hypothetical monsters under the bed, or merely unkind people. I’m talking tangible, bona fide monsters. Like a scientist labeled a bunch of legs, each with a terrifying animal trait, then handed the collection to a toddler. The resulting creatures are running […]

  • Linked – S1E15

    If you haven’t started this story from the beginning, this one won’t make too much sense. I suggest you start here before continuing.   “You did what?” Jack had heard Victor’s words clearly, but still had trouble understanding them. “I couldn’t stay. Symon –” “Has Sarah now as his personal guinea pig!” Jack finished, livid. “You abandoned […]

  • Linked – S1E14

    If you haven’t started this story from the beginning, this one won’t make too much sense. I suggest you start here before continuing.     Victor? Anytime you want to take over…. Sarah looked from Marcus’s smug grin to the guns and back. I don’t think we’re fighting out of this one. He was right. For the […]