Becomes One Hundred Stories #11: Stands in Darkness

I have transferred the short stories in the Becomes One Hundred Stories series to pages rather than posts on the main page. You can find them under the Fiction tab at the top of the blog.

I have added a new story, #11, “Stands in Darkness”. You can find it by clicking the link or the photo (Portrait of Darkness as an Old Man).

Becomes One Hundred Stories #11: Stands in Darkness

Becomes One Hundred Stories #10: Recovers from Wounds

I have transferred the short stories in the Becomes One Hundred Stories series to pages rather than posts on the main page. You can find them under the Fiction tab at the top of the blog.

I have also added a new story, #10, “Recovers from Wounds”. You can find it here (or click the photo):

Becomes One Hundred Stories #10: Recovers from Wounds

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“Hope” – Book Two, Chapter Thirteen

This is a chapter from a book by my friend, Matt Laney. It’s the beginning of Book Two. Click through and then check out the Menu for other chapters.

You’ve finally woken up, Captain. Good to see you’re still alive. I had my doubts. You’re a fighter, though, I can tell. You’ve been out for a while, but you’re safe. …

Source: “Hope” – Book Two, Chapter Thirteen

Power Shorts: Bridge Over Teenage Troubles

jumping_bridgeBridge Over Teenage Troubles

When a mother demanded of her son why he had been smoking pot under the bridge with the other kids, he told her it was no big deal because all the kids do it.

“And if all the kids jumped off that bridge, would you do it too?” the mother asked.

“Oh, Mom,” the son replied, “Why do you say that stupid phrase every time I’m in trouble. It doesn’t even make sense.”

The mother thought for a moment and then said, “Because all the parents do it.”

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See the whole collection at Power Shorts: The Shortest Stories.

Power Shorts: Toasting the Pimpkins

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(The Pimpkins #5)

Before Tinker married Mitsy, his toast always fell butter-side down.

After Tinker married Mitsy, his toast no longer fell butter-side down. It didn’t fall butter-side up either, for Mitsy had helped Tinker to stop dropping his toast.

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See the whole collection at Power Shorts: The Shortest Stories.

Power Shorts: The Night Mare

horses-in-a-stableThe Night Mare

Two horses, Fred and Ted, shared adjacent stalls.

Fred asked Ted where he’d been all night.

Ted said he wouldn’t talk about it.

Fred asked Ted if he had visited the Night Mare.

Ted said he’d never go out after dark again.

Fred said he wouldn’t have to. He said the Night Mare would visit him from then on.

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See the whole collection at Power Shorts: The Shortest Stories.