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Catfish

  [from 1994, © 1994] by Eric McGovern It was a warm, humid night, as are most nights of August in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. It was ten p.m. and, as I loaded my fishing gear into my truck and looked up at the full moon, I was g... read more

Devastating Earthquake Rocks Southland

  [from 1993] A powerful earthquake measuring 8.3 on the Richter Scale brought Southern California to its knees just before dawn yesterday. Hundreds of buildings in the greater Los Angeles area were completely destroyed, dozens more re... read more

Aliens Spoke to Me

   [from 1993] I just started driving. I don't know why. Boredom, I guess. I left my house around noon. I'd had enough of watching football on t.v. and just felt like getting out. When I hopped into my truck I had no idea where I ... read more

Kangaroos Attacked Me

   [from 1993] by Greg* — [* not really] There I was in Long Beach, California, having lunch down along the docks like I always do. It was a cool Autumn day, early November. I was watching the ships roll in ... then I'd watch ... read more

Remmy Gets Gas

  [from July 1990] by Bill Remmy pulled into the gas station and jumped out of his pickup. He went to the rear of the truck, checked his reflection in the camper shell window, smiled at himself, and slid the gas nozzle into the tank. ... read more

So Much for Sacrificial Rites

   [from February 1990] by Bill Holmes The High Priest announced, "We must sacrifice a human life tonight." The crowd of Mibuku natives milling around the fire immediately tensed and fell silent. Suddenly, the High Priest pointed hi... read more

Baub

  by William Arthur "Bill" Holmes. © Copyright 1990-2010 [From September 5, 1989] In the vast expanse of Llycete Spaceport's docking yard on this below-freezing winter morning, the Mraclys, a small ship badly in need of a paint... read more

Short Stories

  Artwork Jokes |  Music Photography |  Sports The password (if any) for these stories is "readme" (without the quotes). It's only meant to keep out search engines and other "bots." Really old (mostly bad) stories by Bil... read more

The Slow Leak

  by Steve Holmes Sept. 9, 2000 It was a gorgeous Sunday near the end of September and I needed some exercise. Exercise, just for the sake of exercise was probably best done by running on the treadmill at the athletic club. But on a d... read more

The Admired Car

  by Steve Holmes, © Copyright 2001 "Beep, beep, blink, blink!" How the car, George wished she could honk her horn and flash her lights. A car with a name? Yes, she knew her name was George because she heard one of her creato... read more

Dinko Goes Shopping

   by William Arthur "Bill" Holmes. © Copyright 1990-2010 There once was a cat named Dinko who loved food more than anything else in the world. Of course, when you're a cat, food is probably the single most important thing in the ... read more

Murder, or Just an Honest Mistake?

   by William Arthur "Bill" Holmes. © Copyright 1990-2010 [The following story is rated PG. You figure it out.] Madison Ripley Smith was sitting at his desk with his feet propped up when she walked in. Long legs, hourglass shape,... read more

A Day at the Fair

   by William Arthur "Bill" Holmes. © Copyright 1990-2010 I pulled into Angel's Camp around noon. I was supposed to be meeting my brother Don and his wife Diane there ... somewhere. We hadn't actually decided on a meeting place.... read more

Lunch at Jack-In-The-Box

   by William Arthur "Bill" Holmes. © Copyright 1990-2010 Driving around town the other day, I somehow ended up in Hollywood. I don't get to Hollywood much anymore and don't usually find myself missing it. But it was a beautiful d... read more

One of Those Nights

   by William Arthur "Bill" Holmes. © Copyright 1990-2010 It was late. Claude couldn't sleep. He decided to walk to the corner liquor store for munchies and beer. As he entered the store, he noticed a girl at the phone-booth by t... read more

Lipstick & WD-40

  by William Arthur "Bill" Holmes. © Copyright 1990 Sandi strolled out of the motel room wearing her tight spandex pants, high-heeled shoes and a simple peasant blouse. She had just turned another trick and she wanted to vomit. ... read more

Restroom difficulty

Don't you hate it when you're at work? The end. Wait, that's not the end. You're at work — on the bottom floor, because that's where the snack machine is — and you decide to use the restroom. The cleaning lady is in th... read more

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