Category Archives: Short Stories

Adam, Eve and other things…

“Wow, we look terrible in this picture,” said Adam.  “And there’s a sign there, which is silly since writing hasn’t been invented, and who will read it anyway?  You look lumpy.  Definitely not a raving beauty.  Where should w hang … Continue reading

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Kids, blood pacts, growing up and other stuff…a short story.

“You know why girls are usually wearing dresses and have weird hairdos in drawings and pictures?” she asked. “No.  Why?” “So they make sure they can tell us apart.  They don’t want to mistake us for the wrong gender, then … Continue reading

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The talk…a short story about life and love

“Tell me again, Daddy.  What was it like before, when we didn’t have to wear masks and stay home?  When kids had friends and could go out and play.  Tell me everything.” “It was a different world then.  One that … Continue reading

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Sometimes…

sometimes new technology can go a bit too far

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Starting over…25…finis

“I honestly don’t know what he sees in Heather,” said Kit, pinning up her hair. “They’re a completely different species.” “Is she staying there?” asked Jimmy. “She’s going to try it.  Apparently he gave her a pretty big planet and … Continue reading

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Starting over…22

“Well, gather ’round children.  You too Jerry,” said Kit.  “I talked to the Draknotues.  They never realized they were being played by the universe.  They weren’t happy about it, which was good.  I told them that your side wants a … Continue reading

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Starting over…21

“Look darling, it only makes sense,” said Kit.  “Do you want to constantly be manipulated by a universe that cares nothing for you?  A universe that treats you like a dog’s chew toy?  You do know what a dog is, … Continue reading

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Starting over…20

“Look,” said Jerry.  “I don’t know what to tell you.  I don’t know if we’ll have any warning, or if it will be a surprise attack.  I’m guessing it will be the latter.  Suddenly the sky will be filled with … Continue reading

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Starting over…19

“What do you want, James?” asked Lilly, standing in the doorway.  “I thought you hated me and never wanted to see me again.” He looked down.  “I’m sorry.” “For?” “Being an idiot.  I don’t hate you and I know you … Continue reading

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Starting over…18

Lilly was sitting on her bed, pillows against the headboard, Snowflake on her lap, Rex, Cleo and Bitsy toward the bottom of the bed. “No, you can’t play with the hamster,” she said.  He’s not a toy, he’s a living … Continue reading

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