Category: Short Stories

The Lost Boy

“Kyle! Kyle!” Harriet fought through the woods, her frantic course like something dictated by a crazy pinball machine. She gasped for breath; her body ill-prepared for these demands. She wished the world wasn’t so dim, so blurred, so far away.…

Escalation

It all started when I needed the fly swatter. The buzzing would stop for an instant, but I was always too slow to whack my nemesis. Amazing that anyone can make a bare-handed snatch of something with that many eyes.…

The Arroyo

Image by Lynn Underwood Rebecca guided the buckboard down into the arroyo, the “highway” back to Rattlesnake Gulch. The problem of Josiah weighed on her heart. On that terrible day, three months earlier, she had torn desperately at Josiah’s pants…