A Story for Paradise (Short Story Pt. II of III)

 Part Two            “Van Sputten heard the sound of the door unlocking, and he pressed himself to the wall. The girl who opened the door could not see him from her vantage point, and the cook went inside, casting van Sputten a look which clearly said, ‘Wait there.’             “The traveler paced restlessly for what could’ve beenContinue reading “A Story for Paradise (Short Story Pt. II of III)”

A Story For Paradise (Short Story Pt. I of III)

Part One Inca had been in heaven for half an eternity. The waves crashed gently on the white beaches every day. The white linen dried softy in the sun every day. The white noise of creation hummed benevolently with the dawning of every day. Waving palm fronds and servant-fed grapes were starting to get aContinue reading “A Story For Paradise (Short Story Pt. I of III)”

Edna’s Ordinary Shift

The lights flickered on. Edna had never cared for the color purple, yet here it was, everywhere: splattered indelicately over every surface of the employee break room like a penitent party popper, draped purple doilies and purple pleather fighting with purple sponge in the sink containing dirty purple dishes. Edna sniffed, and flipped the switchContinue reading “Edna’s Ordinary Shift”

Mary’s Bad Day

Day swelled gently into Mary’s consciousness. The violence she associated with morning was a non sequitur, as her alarm clock was the real crook. Time itself seemed fluid and made of light in the morning. The darker it was when she woke, the less time it would take to get ready (but the more energyContinue reading “Mary’s Bad Day”