You and I are We

The sign blinked in the slow manner that signs in store windows do; on…off… on… off. He stood there watching it from the window of her hospital room across the street. He listed to the sound of the machine she was hooked up to and realized that it was in …

Pink and Blue I Love You

Gilda stood at the bottom of the stairs with fists planted on hips and forced a furious furrow onto her smooth brow. “For goodness sake, Beatrice, haven’t you changed yet? We have to get going soon!” “I know, I know. Sorry, I was just finishing my book.” “It’s Friday night. …

1984: Rogue State

“My fellow delegates,” the president of the Eurasian Union began in addressing the General Assembly of the United Nations of the world, “esteemed prime minister of the United States of North America and the president of the United States of South America, premier of the Greater East Asian Wellness Coalition, …

1984: Goldstein Lives

Emmanuel Goldstein awoke slowly, as the sky became just grey and he starkly refused to fall back to sleep. There was much to be done in the free world and billions counted on his leadership. The King’s room in Versailles had been adorned according to his orders, and the rest …

The Confession

Are you ready? Are you recording this? Good, I will tell you everything then, just as we agreed. You can decide if I am insane or evil once you have my confession but until then, please don’t interrupt. Now, I like the traditional ways.  Old fashioned? Well, yes you could …

No, You’re History

“Get on the ground! Get on the ground! ON THE GROUND! NOW!” They’d come in through every entrance in the building, each door blown in with explosive charges seconds before dozens of armored soldiers came crashing through the rubble. “DOWN! DOWN! DOWN! DOWN ON THE FLOOR!” they shouted, pointing frightening …

The Beggar-King

This month my installment is a story I promised to write but never did. I have the purpose now and drive. The style of this work may not be indicative of things to come, but it was important that it be completed, finally. — The Beggar-King After walking his older …