Slogging the Mire – October 2022

Slogging the Mire – October 2022

Yikes! This one is comin’ in hot! Only a couple hours before Halloween, and the month, are over and I only just posted the monthly content a few minutes ago. But hey, deadlines are things for a reason and I don’t plan on missing this one. I’ll drive...
The Bottomless Pit at Pickingill Elementary

The Bottomless Pit at Pickingill Elementary

The red button on Principal Cayce’s phone was blinking. Of the eight square buttons on the device it was the only colored one and, incidentally, the only one he ever used. He picked up the receiver and clicked it. “Yes, Shelly?” “Sir, I have a Mrs.Laine out here and...
Whitefall

Whitefall

The night sky was clear when the last snow fell. Vern had been inside, reloading the greenbar paper into the printers, when Joe called for him to come look outside. “Vern! Get out here! You gotta see this!” He didn’t go. There were fourteen printers to switch and he...
The Beachcomber’s Boys

The Beachcomber’s Boys

When all four moons swung around to his side of Junireng, the Beachcomber found the most miraculous things on the bottom of the sea.  Today was not one of the better days for moon alignment. Only three of the four hung over the horizon and one of them had waned down...
Reflections in the Green Room

Reflections in the Green Room

When I saw the man, the man with arms made of flesh and bone, bare to the shoulder, lifting boxes into the bed of a transport truck, when I saw that his arms weren’t long insect things, bristling with hairs, slender and strong, and when I saw he lacked pincers,...