The Legacy of Time

The Legacy of Time

When i dug the spiral-bound Durham Literary Guild from the bottom of the suitcase, it blew the dust off a long-abandoned corner of my memory. i had obviously submitted something to the publication (which ruined me, for many years, on the actual dictionary definition...
The Locked Coffin – An Ignatius Polk Mystery

The Locked Coffin – An Ignatius Polk Mystery

This story first appeared in Curios and Conundrums Volume 3 Issue 4 from The Mysterious Package Company I met Ignatius Polk at his urgent request just outside the gates of Elmtree Cemetery one misty morning in November. My podiatry practice had been increasingly...
Geniuses of the World

Geniuses of the World

The End of the World, or something like it, happened on a Tuesday night between the hours of 4:00 and 9:00 PM. I was not around to witness it because I was eating a sandwich. But most other people on Earth did witness it, or so I would assume. They witnessed the...
i have seen the future, and it’s badly drawn

i have seen the future, and it’s badly drawn

The first time i saw the machines, i nearly laughed out loud. Here were these walking tin cans with TV aerials sprouting from their heads, lumbering down the street like a men in big metal suits. They each had two corrugated dryer-hose arms that bowed out into black...
The Selfish Mind

The Selfish Mind

Last night, i met Satan in a dark alley. i remember thinking that it was such a typical place to run into someone of that ilk, to the point that i felt a little embarrassed. Running into Beelzebub, say, in a grocery store or at a soccer game would have been so much...