Ant Farm

Ant Farm

The rain was coming down heavy. Each drop pounded like a small hammer onto Reggie’s already soaked scalp. Once the sponge of his hair was full enough, a torrent would escape down his forehead and run across his eyes. He blinked the momentary distraction away. He...
Out of Gas

Out of Gas

It won’t be long now; I can see it coming, just over the hill. It’s been five hours since it started. Five long hours. But this here deck chair is comfortable. And I’ve got a dozen beer. Well, had; three left now. It’ll be enough, judging by how fast it’s moving. And...
Inside the Worm

Inside the Worm

Inside the worm is a hard place to be. I should know, I had been in there for four days already when I got company. Luckily the worm had swallowed my whole camp — tent, rations, portable library, everything. But, of course, it wasn’t luck. No, it was all part of the...
I Am Not Audra Steffenberger

I Am Not Audra Steffenberger

You all know me. Some of you love me. Others hate me. But I don’t exist. I never did. That might be a lot to digest. Some of you are already calling bullshit. However, it’s the truth. Let me state it another way. I am Audra Steffenberger. I am not Audra Steffenberger....
Drop the Remainder

Drop the Remainder

"System status, Hermes?" Dan asked the empty room. "Everything is great, Dan," came the almost too human, too perfect voice out of the air. "How are you?" Dan smiled. "Yeah, pretty good buddy, pretty good. But ask me again in fifty...
Gift Horse

Gift Horse

Jack had never been down this particular road in all his years in the city. It was on the outskirts, old farmland with encroaching suburbs on all sides. Here and there the dirt track intersected trails that ran through the woods on either side. He barely saw any of...