Late for class again, Ben was racing up the stairs in front of the Main Library on campus. He had been putting the finishing touches on his project and lost track of time. As he got to the top of the third and final flight of steps, he stumbled on his shoelace and caught himself before face planting. Continue reading
She left work at the small shop each evening and headed towards the cathedral. The massive stone church, over half a millennium old, dominated the city skyline. Soaring high over every other structure, it could be seen for kilometers around. Walking briskly down the cobblestone alleys and streets, she would approach the awe-inspiring monument, glide up the 18 smooth marble steps from the Continue reading
This season is summer and the scent of summer is the beach. Nothing else really smells like the beach. Driving over the bridge to the beach, we roll down the windows and the mingled smells of briny salt water, vegetation in the muck and marshes along the Intracoastal Waterway, and teaming marine life are carried to us by the ever-present offshore breeze. The smells of sunscreen, clean towels, fried fish, and fresh boiled shrimp are also quintessential smells of any summer season at the beach.
She held her breath. It felt like the right thing to do at the time. Her weight was melting away, slowly at first but more and more quickly as the seconds passed. Soon, her heals lifted from the carpet. Her toes stuck to the floor for a moment and then they too let go. Continue reading
Usually, she was allowed to take a small backpack full of her personal things on trips, but this trip was different. The alien overlords had Continue reading
To the question of having ever tossed a coin in a fountain, Billy’s answer is definitely. The first penny Billy ever tossed in the fountain at the mall, Continue reading
When I came home today from work, I walked through the front door and sneezed. After closing the front door, I turned around and discovered a couple sitting on my couch and eating a slice of cake. This was alarming for a number of reasons. Continue reading
I’ve been sitting here in this attic for a very long time now. Too long to remember, actually. I’ve been visited by spiders in Continue reading
Norman sat at “the gate of the airport.” The boss had told him that this place was a little backwards, but he had no idea. Electricity meant old Continue reading
The museum felt different at night after it was officially closed. The flickering fluorescent emergency lights in the hallway didn’t help to calm their nerves.