UWA #2: Me and Cthulhu

(My entry into this writing challenge. Some rules were broken, I think. Enjoy.) She had been through the swamp at least once a week since she was old enough to venture on her own. Even now, a day after her thirtieth birthday, she found it necessary to wander the swamp’s myriad paths, long ago memorized,…

UWA #1 – Black Gold

Black Gold by Joseph Devon   Under the shadows of the trees it was still cold. The far side of the stream, where the morning sun had been shining for some time, was beginning to warm and the sounds of melting snow mixed with the trickle of the stream as it ran its sandy course.…

Flash Fiction Challenge – On the Frontiers of Madness

In 1845 Sir John Franklin left the ice-bound hulls his ships, the Terror and the Erebus, and led his men into the arctic wilderness carrying a sled-load of button polish, handkerchiefs, curtain rods and a writing desk. Why? One theory posits that the men of the expedition were poisoned by the lead solder used on…

HEP – Short Echoes 5 – Hard Time by B.T. Joy

Hard Time  by B.T. Joy He closes his eyes. The light flashes.  Somewhere west. Wyoming. Montana. Little Hallmark across the street. Hanging lilacs. Next door along. A picture house showing the matinees. His eyes, getting old, can’t see the listings.  May as well cross. Look what’s on. Halfway over. An Asian guy in an immaculate suit…

HEP – 42 – Sleepless in Sector ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha

  This week the guys wander the ash-grey labyrinthine hallways of House of Leaves. They discuss men of steel and iron. Tony is sleep deprived; Albert is just stupid. Download Links: Immortals Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang House of Leaves Annotated (Albert thinks he remembers this being a thing, but can no longer locate it. Here is…