From the Rocks

“Shite that’s a big fall,” Arlen said, leaning over the cliff. The morning sea mist swirled in the breeze as the sun began to break over the horizon. “How’d you find it?” asked Nolan. He turned to glance back at the American girl wrapped in a blanket. Mrs. MacCann was sitting with her, trying to […]

Midnight Twinkle

Martin pressed the indiglo button and checked his watch. 8:38 p.m. He looked up to his two children as they walked down their neighbor’s sidewalk. “Okay gang, I think that about does it.” Marcy, the nine-year-old, looked at him with her My Little Pony painted face. “Awwwww, do we have to?!” “Yeah, dad, we haven’t even […]

On the Consistency of Change

I remember (vaguely) attending a seminar one evening while I was in undergrad that would give me extra credit if I could write a one-page summary of the topic. The presentation was given by a mathematics professor at my school, the subject was Chaos Theory. You may recognize the term from Jeff Goldblum’s character in […]

Salvation (an excerpt)

The gray haze of Midwestern humidity hung over the stopped traffic on Interstate 70. Matthew clicked the radio on to hear the news while he waited for the wheels to start turning again. Commuting to his office in St. Louis from Illinois was getting old. Every morning he regretted listening to his wife, convincing him […]

Underground, Never Found

I can’t say I have anything specific for this word, underground. Save for the phrase that popped into my head that I used as the title. A quick web search for “never found” yields images of the quote: “Lost time is never found.” Apparently Benjamin Franklin said it. Honestly I’d never encountered it before. The image […]