CHARLENE’S TAILS By: Hawk&Young Copyright 2018 Received Honorable Mention in Literary Taxidermy. The first and last lines are from Lewis Carroll’s “Through the Looking Glass” One thing was certain, that the white kitten had had nothing to do with it; it was the black kitten’s fault entirely. He was too curious … Continue reading Charlene’s Tails
“It takes courage to grow up and become who you truly are.” - E.E. Cummings ... BOOOMSHAKOW! The battered building rattled, threatened to fall, then showered its inhabitant with dust. BOOOMSHAKOW! The cycle was repeated as another howitzer shell made rubble of one of the world’s oldest cities. With a growl, an olive skinned child … Continue reading Hadija 🏳️🌈
The funeral was small. Captain Sy “Cyclops” Petcher spent the end of his days at a dark corner table in the Triple Trout drinking discontinued ale the bartender had shipped in just for him. When the bar was closed in the mornings, Sy would sit outside the door in a chair engraved with “Cyclops” and … Continue reading Last Will of the Cyclops
In a forgotten corner of space, on the fringes of the Hawthorn nebula, mechanized creatures called Zarook moved in a rhythm, working to a melody and harmony tuned to the very core of their planet. For several centuries the Zarook had maintained the cultivation of this life force, keeping it exactly the same, exactly the … Continue reading X4-R
Lobotomy -- surgery that destroys the frontal lobe of the brain, leaving the patient catatonic Rothering -- translation from German - red herring Red Herring -- something that confuses or diverts attention from something else Asylum, crazy house, funny farm, loony bin, nuthouse, he scribbled. “We don’t use the word nuthouse, Mr. Rothering.” Bobby … Continue reading His Name Was Edgar Quimby
Like aliens, Friendship can find you no matter how hard you deny its existence.
This is about reaching out to help those trying to overcome addiction and a mad scientist seeking the cure to aging on the streets of New Orleans where you can discover all types of people if you pay close enough attention.
Two children find a gargoyle egg that hatches and grows quickly under their care.