When the atom bombs finally went off, mankind had the audacity to act surprised. There was mass panic and chaos all across the globe. Some people took to the streets, running as if they could actually escape the destruction. Others stared stupidly and uncomprehendingly at the sky, mouths hanging open like gaping craters that pittedContinue reading “Cyclical”

You Ever Dance with the Devil in the Pale Moonlight?

Frank watched it carefully from behind his bar. The club was empty by this hour, thank goodness. He didn’t want it getting out that he had resorted to this. A demon. Frank Delgatto, how low can you go? Hell, he was desperate. This cop, this Lt. Demming, was closing in, and none of the conventional means of sendingContinue reading “You Ever Dance with the Devil in the Pale Moonlight?”

Move On

Ghosts don’t do much talking as a rule; they’re too self-absorbed. That’s why they walk through walls. They’re too busy dwelling on their own problems to notice that the hotel has been remodeled since they died in it in 1850. Being a medium can get pretty damn lonely when you get right down to it.Continue reading “Move On”

Cost of Living

Once upon a time, there was a little village, nestled deep in a wooded valley, where no one ever died. You might think that it would have been the happiest village in the world. It wasn’t. The village was in perpetual darkness, the large trees which surrounded every house and farm blocking out both sunContinue reading “Cost of Living”

Mind Over Matter

The migraine had lasted for three days. Paul begged his wife to go see the doctor, but she just glared at him in the bathroom mirror as she swallowed down another Excedrin. “Honestly, Paul,” she said, once the pill had been pushed down her throat, “you’re like an old woman. It’ll be fine.” She ranContinue reading “Mind Over Matter”