It started with a sound. A stuttering series of clicks and taps. This was followed by a more deliberate string of stronger taps, almost thuds. It sounded like somebody knocking on a door.

It came from the door to the garage.

What the hell? Johnny put down the book he…


The first shoe missed. The second one clipped him in the shoulder and tumbled to the pavement with a soft thump.

“God damn you, sonufabitch!” Mr. Johnson roared. His eyes were wide and wild, his lips curled up as high as they might go. …


I discovered that I read and edit in a completely different way when I’m looking at a computer screen versus when I’m holding a hard copy in my hands. It’s no doubt the reliance on technology, with spelling and grammar checking, and word counts and blah blah. …


This is the first chapter in what may become a serial short story series. It’s intended as an exercise for my writing skills while I also work on my novel, Citizens of Nowhere. So sit back and enjoy a quick introduction to Garnflab and his new robot.

Corrosive fluid of…


So, I am a fledgling author and have been bouncing around various options for writing my first full novel. I actually started on Medium but decided I didn’t like the overall aesthetic and feel for the purpose of a lengthy novel. I then tried Google Docs for quite awhile (about…

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