โ€œName?โ€ the man sitting across from my asked. I coughed. My mind had been wandering again. The man looked at me patiently. โ€œName?โ€ he repeated again. โ€œEdwin,โ€ I replied. โ€œEdwin Stroud.โ€ The man pursed his lips slightly as he checked the papers in front of him. โ€œOccupation?โ€ He asked. โ€œMusician,โ€ I replied. His...

I met Cassie for the first time when I started high school. She was in my art class, and the teacher, Ms Perez, was always giving her a hard time. She was talented, but lacked motivation, was what she used to say. Cassie didn't seem...

My name is Lifeguard. There is a lot of thinking that takes place atop the seat overlooking the pool. I spend most of my days there; watching others play. Watching them have fun. I see grandparents bringing their toddler grandsons and granddaughters to the pool...

I sat on a bench under an autumn-dried tree, where I usually spent my time after school. The cemetery was empty; no surprise. An occasional mourner dropped flowersโ€“always some old person coming in to see a lost loved oneโ€“or a jogger taking a new route...

โ€œBobby! Pay attention!โ€ he heard his teacher say. He snapped out of his reverie and looked up to see her glaring at him. โ€œDid you hear anything Iโ€™ve been saying?โ€ she continued. Bobby shrugged his shoulders. Prior to being disrupted, he was daydreaming that he could...

I am going to tell you a story from my childhood, but I admit that I am not sure the events of the story ever truly happened at all. Although I acknowledge that there might be nothing beyond present human understanding happening here, I...

A gregarious cheer warmed the wide living room as we all sat 'round the fireplace, the soothing flames suffusing throughout and thoroughly staving the Winter chill frosted over the window panes. The decrepit mansion we decided to bide our night in was weathered, the...

ALONE By Craig Peterson The dream was the same as the night before, and the night before that and the night before thatโ€ฆ. Mathew Scott hadnโ€™t slept well in a long time, hell, he wasnโ€™t sure he had slept at all lately. ...