The Terrifying Red Bag

Nobody knew what was in the little red bag. I was on the flight to Los Angeles for about an hour when I made the discovery. The woman next to me was sleeping, and I was getting bored, so I started looking through her bag. Oh? Does that seem bad? Don’t think I’m a creep!Continue reading “The Terrifying Red Bag”

2 B R 0 2 B

Mr. Wehling waited in the hospital as his wife gave birth to 3 healthy babies. Triplets. It should be the happiest day of his life, but it isn’t. It’s far from happy. Everything was perfect. There were no prisons.There were no poor neighborhoods.There were no disabilities.No illness, no poverty, no war. All diseases had beenContinue reading “2 B R 0 2 B”

My Dragon – Chapter 2 – I Run Away

Chapter 2 – I Run Away “Wild Island is cut into two by a very wide and muddy river,” continued the cat. “This river begins near one end of the island and flows into the ocean at the other end. The animals there are very lazy, and they used to hate having to go allContinue reading “My Dragon – Chapter 2 – I Run Away”

The Lie Detective – Sunken Jewelry

Detective Lance works at a busy police office. Recently, there have been a lot of false reports. His main job is to listen to witnesses and decide if they are telling the truth or lying. A beautiful woman in a red dress swung open the door to the police station. Her heels clicked loudly asContinue reading “The Lie Detective – Sunken Jewelry”

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – 7 – Thirties

Chapter 7 – Thirties One of the rumors, at least, was certainly not true. The wholesale hardware store was not a risky business. It profited amazingly. In the fifteen years between Benjamin Button’s marriage in 1880 and his father’s retirement in 1895, the family fortune was doubled – and this was largely due to Benjamin’sContinue reading “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – 7 – Thirties”

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – 5 – Twenty

Chapter 5 – Twenty In 1880, Benjamin Button turned twenty years old, and he started working for his father at Roger Button & Co., Wholesale Hardware. That same year, he began going out socially – that is, his father insisted on taking him to several fashionable dances. Roger Button was now fifty, so he andContinue reading “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – 5 – Twenty”

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – 6 – The Engagement

Chapter 6 – The Engagement Six months later, everyone heard the rumors of Miss Hildegarde Moncrief’s and Mr. Benjamin Button’s engagement. (I say “rumors” because Hildegarde’s father refused to announce it publicly. He said he would rather fall on a sword than announce it.) There was a feverish excitement in Baltimore, and everyone was talkingContinue reading “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – 6 – The Engagement”

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – 3 – Childhood

Chapter 3 – Childhood Mr. and Mrs. Button did everything they could. They cut the newborn’s hair short. They dyed it black. They shaved his face until it shined. And they bought boy’s clothes (the tailor-who had to adjust the clothes to fit a grown man-was beyond surprised!). Even so, it was impossible for theContinue reading “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – 3 – Childhood”