Once Upon a Crayon

Once upon a time, there was a beautiful kingdom. It shone as a bright jewel among all the other kingdoms. Or at least it did— until a terrible…

The Good and the Bad

I relish the fine minutia of perfection—a blemish free polish on brass knuckles, a blade honed without sign of pit or burr, the sweet odour of ether on…

A Gruff Patch

Bruno Gruff scratched his flea-bitten crotch and stared out the window. His brothers, Barney and Buford, bickered over the last patch of swamp grass. He sniffed his hoof…

Mary Had a Disgruntled Lamb

Mary had a disgruntled little lamb, Whose fleece was greasy and matted And everywhere that Mary went, It rudely belched and farted. It followed her to the liquor…

Fear

I hear them, wriggling and squirming, first to my left, then my right, and then it filled my whole world with noise. The click-click-clicking of their little feet…

How to Get Ahead

Water dripped from high above. Perseus gripped the hilt tightly and bounced lightly on the balls of his feet. He hated waiting. A growl. Finally. The sword whistled…

Kitchen Tools

“But what if I hold it like this?” asked Eunice. “Try it,” I said. There was only one way to learn. Our lives depended on it. Eunice gripped…

Into the Void

Date: September 27, 1491 SCE(Second Current Era) “Sky Captain,” said Willem. He’d been a stellar First Mate. How long have we been a-flight? Four, no, five years? “Yes,…

It’s All About the Cornbread

Ya see, us here wolves got a bad rap. We ain’t so bad. I tell ya, most of us would rather drop in to Joe’s Diner than trounce…

Benny

Benny walked into my cubicle and his smile vanished. However, my own grin widened. This gag would play out perfectly. My papers were all laid out and askew…

Some Words About My Uncle Mort

The thing I’ll always remember about Uncle Mort, is his penchant for holding a conversation with anyone about anything. It didn’t matter your economic station, your cultural background…