Sour Cream

Categories: Short Stories, Writing

His hand reached into the center console, past the collection of old cables, receipts, and an empty CD case. The larger coins had shifted to the bottom but he soon found a small stash of quarters. Picking through the lint and pennies he began to tally the amount.    Twenty five, fifty, one twenty-five…  It […]

The Party

Categories: Short Stories, Writing

Joe stood at the edge of the curb in anticipation of the cars arrival. He was heading to the yearly office party and the guys in charge allocated each employee a ride pass for a free round trip autocar. Not that this was his first time in one, he had taken a handful of them […]

The Snowstorm

Categories: Short Stories, Writing

The notifications on his phone had been going off since before he left the apartment that morning. A blizzard was scheduled to hit the city later that evening and alerts had been sent out well in advance to keep people off the roads where all possible. Local schools and the university had closed down, as […]

The Layoff

Categories: Short Stories, Writing

It was a cool summer morning when Joe walked into the office. His buddy in HR had tipped him off about the layoffs the night before so it was no surprise when he saw his boss standing at his desk, casually sipping a cup of coffee. She walked towards him before he could even get […]

The Doctors Office

Categories: Short Stories, Writing

It was the fourth day in a row Joe had woken up with a sore throat, and the first day he had woken up with a fever. The assistant on his phone automatically made him an appointment when the fever kicked in during the night. His watch vibrated, displaying a reminder for the doctors visit […]

The Comic Book Store

Categories: Short Stories, Writing

Christmas was only four days away and Joe still hadn’t found anything for his youngest brother, James. One of his coworkers had told him about a shop that sold vintage comic books and magazines in the outer edge of the city. James was a fan of Batman and had all the latest issues on his […]

The Camping Trip

Categories: Short Stories, Writing

Joe was running late, work had gone overtime for the upcoming holidays and he couldn’t get out of the last meeting of the day. He was supposed to pick up his friend Andre from his apartment before they headed out to the campsite. Once a year Joe and his buddies from college all went out […]

The Valentine

Categories: Short Stories, Writing

It was a cold day in the office when Joe arrived at work. The heat had been acting up again as he crossed several technicians working in the hallways trying to get things running before the rest of the office arrived. Normally he would have taken off his coat at the lobby and put it […]

The Carnival

Categories: Short Stories, Writing

Joe took the train out to an old town where a fall carnival was being held. He hadn’t been to a carnival in years and was kind of excited about it. As a boy his dad would take him to carnivals and festivals but would never let him ride the rides or eat the food. […]

The Gas Station

Categories: Short Stories, Writing

Joe drove home down the long and winding highway. The sun was setting behind the clouds in his rear view mirror, making the sky a vibrant mash of blue and pink against the onslaught of clouds he was driving towards. His apartment was a considerable distance from work because the only places affordable to someone […]