The Music Box

                Applause thundered from the concert hall as Saotomé Golán finished the closing note on his fifth symphony. According to him, it would be his last. Just days before this final performance, he sent out a press release stating that he would no longer be composing music as he wanted to spend the last few... Continue Reading →

Idyllville

                It was our wedding weekend and Wesley and I had just jumped the broom. Wesley had thought it a silly tradition, but I insisted. My parents and grandparents had done it. So had his parents and grandparents…so to me, it only seemed tradition. After a lot of hemming and hawing, he agreed only on... Continue Reading →

The House at the End of the Hall

            The house was like every other in the neighborhood. It had a white façade that was interspersed with pieces of brick. It had two tall windows on the upper floor that extended down, giving the house the appearance of a face, especially when you consider the door that sat firmly centered between the two... Continue Reading →

The Compartment

          “And that will do it,” Tommy said as he made the final turns of the screwdriver into AJ’s new shoulder.           “Thanks, Doc,” AJ said as he rotated his arm, presumably testing the durability of his new part.           “No problem. But I don’t know how many times I have to tell you, don’t... Continue Reading →

The End

Hundreds of people stood in the plaza staring at the bright red blaze in the sky. The scientists and politicians had told them all to prepare for the end. The life-ending asteroid was arriving. Contrary to what many people thought would happen, it was eerily calm. So quiet, in fact, that if someone had let... Continue Reading →

Glow

          A soft, bright blue glow hung silently in the window of Johni’s bedroom. Like clockwork for the past several weeks, the light had awakened him from his sleep. It was a pleasant glow, but tonight, he began to realize that it was robbing him of some much-needed rest. Johni was unable to discern just... Continue Reading →

The Pothos

Samitha sat in a chair by the window of her 3 bedroom apartment. She opened the window, letting just a bit of the outside air inside her home. She thought it was becoming stuffy…she also wanted a smoke. She carefully reached in her tiny pockets and slid out the red and white pack. She reached... Continue Reading →

The Siren

Jessica Ferretti sat quietly at the dinner table with her husband Shawn. They had arrived at le Vrai to celebrate their 15th wedding anniversary. They normally hosted a big party, but this year, they decided to do something a bit more lowkey. Shawn had grown tired of her months long planning for the past 13... Continue Reading →

The Azzuro

                That old building on the corner had seen a lot. It served for over 50 years as a beacon of hope and refuge to some of Azuretown’s most hopeless residents. Sure, it was run down, and more than a little dilapidated, but, when someone was down on their luck for some reason or another,... Continue Reading →

After

180 days. It had been 180 days since the quarantine went into effect and finally, it was lifted. The virus that had devastated the country had finally gotten to a manageable level and people were slowly starting to step foot outside. The state had been locked down due to a novel coronavirus outbreak. Few had... Continue Reading →

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