The Going Rate

Reading by Ear: “What’s the matter with you today, somebody leave a turd under your pillow or something?” Fay plopped the bag of teeth on the counter and started boiling water to clean them. Mike was sitting at the kitchen table, looking sourly at the bowl of Grape-Nuts in front of him. “I just don’t… Continue reading The Going Rate

Piggies: Part Three

Part One on Audio: Part Two on Audio: Audiophiles, Here's Part Three: “Stop! St. Anthony Police Department! Put your hands up, Ms. Jackson!” Hannah heard the female police officer behind her and gasped out a loud, defeated sound. Her foot was bleeding badly, clearly one or more of the stitches had broken open, and she… Continue reading Piggies: Part Three

Piggies: Part Two

Forgot what we were talking about? Here's Part One Audio: And...here's Part Two Audio: Yolanda Ash was on edge when she showed up for her shift, and the news that a human toe was in evidence didn’t calm her down. The preschool was making noises about having Michael “evaluated” to “find the right level of… Continue reading Piggies: Part Two

Piggies: Part One

Audiophiles, click here to listen: “This little piggy went to market.” “This little piggy stayed home.” “This little piggy had roast beef.” “This little piggy had none.” “This little piggy went wee-wee-wee all the way home.” “And this little piggy went…away.” Hannah brought the hatchet down sharply, her aim steady despite the heavy load of… Continue reading Piggies: Part One

Now The Day Is Over

Audiophiles, Listen Here: Everyone sat stiffly in their seats, facing the fully open coffin and large portrait wreathed by pink lilies at the front of the church. Nothing would start without her, and the pianist was on the fourth round of the first song, dragging a little more each time until the tune itself seemed… Continue reading Now The Day Is Over

PULSE

Rejoice, Audiophiles! Listen here: I was trying to change the world in my own small way. When I say that, I’m not being modest. I was trying to change the world with my patented nano-exploration technology. It’s small, and I own it. I do love precision.The ocean floor trip wasn’t my idea. The spaceheads insisted… Continue reading PULSE