Dream #267: Hunters Become the Prey

I was part of a team sent to represent the Lincoln chapter of PFLAG at a national convention in Arkansas. The convention was at a church, in a town where much of the industry that had kept it alive had dried up, leaving whole blocks deserted and streets in disrepair. The church was also a … Continue reading Dream #267: Hunters Become the Prey

Dream #77: Dream Girl in White Convertible

I was a teenager again, living on the farm. A girl my age named Laura came to live with us. She looked like my old college roommate, with pale skin and long, dark brown hair. Her sister had died a violent death and her brother had died of some degenerative disease. I didn’t know what … Continue reading Dream #77: Dream Girl in White Convertible

Dream #244: The Orange Slice and the Centipede

  I went to an old restaurant/antique shop with Todd and his son. (This kid was not one of my stepsons. He was about ten, with straight brown hair.) We climbed an accordion staircase up to a big, musty attic full of broken, dusty furniture. It was very hot, and we decided to leave without … Continue reading Dream #244: The Orange Slice and the Centipede

Jimmy’s Roadside Café: Kindness in the Heart of a Stranger (Drabblecast Director’s Cut)

So, I was having kind of a crappy morning. I’d been up way past my bedtime in a futile chat session with a support tech about my screwed-up computer, which culminated in the tech taking remote control of the computer and doing a bunch of stuff that screwed it up even worse. When I finally … Continue reading Jimmy’s Roadside Café: Kindness in the Heart of a Stranger (Drabblecast Director’s Cut)

The Town Manager: A Nightmare of Complacency (Pseudopod 605)

I listened to "The Town Manager" by Thomas Ligotti while driving to work, my skin attempting to crawl out of its skin. Leaving my car for the sweltering sauna that is Nebraska in August, I finally exhaled—my breath a frost-chilled plume. Or so I imagined as I contemplated the story I had just experienced. Elegantly … Continue reading The Town Manager: A Nightmare of Complacency (Pseudopod 605)