Safe Traffic Stops

By Chris Bunton Let’s look at Safe Traffic Stops. Do you like getting pulled over by the cops? Nobody does. It’s going to cost you money and time. It causes anxiety and real fear in some people. For many it’s called “Driving while Black” So, I would like to suggest a solution to a problemContinue reading “Safe Traffic Stops”

The Caretaker

By Andy Betz I packed my Chevy S-10 with guns and ammo, bows and arrows, picks and shovels, flares, tires, tools, how-to manuals, can goods, clothes, knives, first aid kits, medicines, gasoline, propane and butane tanks, silver coins and a box of various springs, Raman noodles, bottles of beer, bottles of Jack Daniels, tequila, beans,Continue reading “The Caretaker”

Ten Times Around

By Melissa R. Mendelson Government and Corporation are our parents, and the rest of us are children. Well, except the ten percent now that were thrown out into the cold. Harley sat back in his chair with the gray pen dangling between his fingers. The desk light dimmed, and he stared down at his journal.Continue reading “Ten Times Around”

Help Me, I’m Not Dead

By Anika K. Clausen The plastic lies heavy on my frozen limbs. My efforts to move are pointless, screaming –impossible. My idle olfactory capabilities allow me to discern the remaining air underneath my suffocating duvet. An iron odor fills my uncompromising trap. With my limited peripheral vision, I can sense the bed of dead leavesContinue reading “Help Me, I’m Not Dead”

Serial Killer: Paul Dennis Reid

By Chris Bunton I traveled to Nashville, Tennessee recently to have a Valentines Day get away with my wife. We checked out the Frist Art Museum, where they had a Picasso exhibit, and we went to Andrew Jackson’s home, “The Hermitage“. While there I did some research on the serial killer, Paul Dennis Reid. AlsoContinue reading “Serial Killer: Paul Dennis Reid”

Bank Robbery Hostage

By A. Williams Jason ran his hand through his dark curly hair as he stood in line at the bank. His boss hadn’t even wanted to let him off early even though he knew the bank closed at 5 p.m. He hated his job. “Put your cell phones away! Don’t want you calling the copsContinue reading “Bank Robbery Hostage”

Lavender Diamond

By Edward Sheehy I’m done writing first-person point-of-view stories. My latest saga of a modern family stretching back several generations, voiced by 72 first-person characters including pet dogs and cats and a crow circling the narrative dispensing omniscient commentary, had been soundly rejected by dozens of publishers. My agent said first-person was overdone, mine inContinue reading “Lavender Diamond”

.38

By Seamus O’Leary Jack’s slim form moved through the dancers on the night club floor, like a panther moving through a jungle of flashing lights. Nubs followed, and everyone got out of his way. They entered a door in the back, which opened into a short hall lit by fluorescent lights in the ceiling, andContinue reading “.38”

Julia and Katherine

By Andy Betz “Hello.  My name is Katherine Adams.” It was my reserved opening.  Neither abrupt nor capricious, I remained steadfast in my resolve to make a singular opening.  I made discreet inquiries about her idiosyncrasies and decided to discard such second hand information and decide for myself. “I read your ad in the tradesContinue reading “Julia and Katherine”

Prescription For Evil

By James Kirkpatrick Davis Prescription For Evil is a True Crime book published by Genius Books Publishing. The description reads: “On May 27, 2001, a nurse in Kansas City oncologist Dr. Hunter-Hicks’ office placed a five c.c. vial of Taxol chemotherapy medicine in a package and sent it to the National Medical Services laboratory. OnContinue reading “Prescription For Evil”