Monthly Archives: October 2015

Butterflies Fight Back

“Look Mommy!” said six-year old Amy. “A Butterfly!” “Ooh,” said Kaitlin. “I’ve never seen that one.” “Oh no!” squealed Amy. “There’s a praying mantis stalking it. Fight him, butterfly!” “Oh sorry, Honey,” said Kaitlin. “Butterflies are harmless creatures. They don’t … Continue reading

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Bus Tour

The retirees loaded into the bus after their brief stop. They settled into their seats and the tour guide stood up. “Next stop, Boonieville, Arizona. Population 22!” Everyone cheered. “Now folks, it’s sunny out there. Be sure to load up … Continue reading

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Dumb Guy

“I took my pet wolverine to the bar,” sighed Gemma. “So?” said Lucy. “Wolfie is well-behaved.” “Brent was there.” Lucy winced. “Brent the bully?” “Yeah. He tried to pull Wolfie’s tail.” “And then…?” “Well, the doctors think they can reattach … Continue reading

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Cat Lover

The cans in the bag banged against Mark’s leg as he examined the edifice’s entryway. It took a moment of examining the wall sculptures before he found it. The button was a well-disguised flower. He pressed it, and a hidden … Continue reading

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Facing Down Evil

Not knowing what to expect, he made his way into the dark of the forest. He wondered if the stories were true. They said the forest was populated Ghouls and Witches and Beasts with no name. It was so full … Continue reading

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A Child’s Imagination

Whenever Ed and Djamila visited the gardening center it was usually a day of smiles and excited conversations. On this particular Sunday the two were quiet and subdued. Their six-year old daughter, Fatima, had been plagued by nightmares for several … Continue reading

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Seafood Delivery

Vickers recognized his old nemesis immediately. The old spy stood on a dock at the Turkish port of Mersin. He approached the Russian. Yevenkov turned suddenly. “Vickers! So good to see you.” “Good to see you, Ilya,” said Vickers. “Seems … Continue reading

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The Monster

***Warning: Graphic Gore*** Amanda hated the room. The foreboding dark wood felt like it reached for her, straining to wrench her beating heart from her chest. She shook the notion from her head. It wasn’t the wood that terrified her … Continue reading

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Business Meeting – Gargleblaster Microstories #235

My wife said she’d join me at my hotel room for some adult fun before the business meeting. I was naked and ready for loving when the doorbell rang. I threw open the door and… My boss has no sense … Continue reading

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The Patrol

The two men sulked in the car as rain poured outside. “We really should be patrolling, SM,” said SteelDude as he idly polished his metallic skin. “We should be fighting Evil.” “I know,” said SM. “But this rain, I hate … Continue reading

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