Elephant in the room

"Thank you all for attending this meeting today on the plague of trophy hunting. And yes, before we begin I think it is only right for us to address the elephant in the room. This is Kevin, and his mother was killed by poachers and her tusks removed. Everyone, please say hello to Kevin." Response [...]

Cause of Death

"Cause of death, Doctor?" "I am 98% certain it he was killed with Kindness, Detective." "Kindness? I thought that was eradicated in 2016." "Not quite; though it is in rapid decline." "Well thank you, Doctor. You've been very helpful." "You bastard." Response to the Word of the Day Challenge prompt: kindness

State of Anarchy

It's three years since the Uprising; a global revolution that triggered the total collapse of governments and monarchies worldwide, plunging the world into an anarchistic darkness. Very few serving leaders survived. The rich were dragged from their homes and stripped of all they owned, including the clothes on their back. Armies defied their leaders, refusing [...]

untitled very short story (vss)

"Does everybody understand their roles?" All heads nodded in unison. All except one. "Queenie, why am I not surprised... what's the problem?" "Sorry boss," Queenie replied timidly. "I just can't see it in my head." The boss let out a laboured sigh. "Do you want me to draw you a picture?" "C-could you?" "Queenie, we're [...]

The Original

The room was white. Not just the walls and floor and ceiling, but everything. The bed along the one side, the chair in the corner, the dresser, the sink and the toilet. Even the door. And the light. I could hear it; a constant hum in my head. I stood next to the bed, facing [...]

Untitled convastory

"You don't have to do this." "I do." "There must be another way." "Like what?" "I... I don't know." "There we go then." "So you're really willing to risk it all?" "I am." "You'd sacrifice everything?" "I would." "Including us?" "Yes." "But you told me you-" "I said I'd never give you up to save [...]

Negotiation – short story

"No deal." "What?" "I said no deal." "You being serious right now?" "Yeah, this transaction is definitely weighted in your favour." "What the-?" "It feels like I'm not really getting my money's worth here." "Dude, just give me your wallet or I'll fucking shoot you." "Alright, chuck in your shoes as well and you've got [...]

Untitled short story

I had dreamed of this moment for so long. The person I had spent most of my adult life fawning over, the most beautiful woman I had ever laid eyes on. She lay naked before me, real, in the flesh. No longer would I have to rely on my imagination, and those stolen glimpses through [...]

A bit of something or nothing

"I bet you haven't seen one of these before." Vic blinked, a disinterested look on his face. "A gun? Yes, I've seen a gun." "Well I bet you've never fired one," the thug sneered. "Never needed to," Vic replied flatly, giving his nose a scratch. He let out a yawn, clearly not at all bothered [...]