Short Stories from the Forest

On a beach beside a lake in a forest in the mountains sat a bear. The bear, Marcellus to his friends, snored softly. "Bear," whispered a rabbit.  "Bear are you awake?" There was no response. The rabbit smiled and pulled out a Sharpie. "Our time to shine, folks! Get him!" Snail climbed a piece a … Continue reading Short Stories from the Forest

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From the Classifieds Section of The Cumberland Times Journal

FOUND: Weird looking dog found at the corner at Walkin and Stoppin. Walks upright and I've only seen it on nights with a full moon.  Tends to be eating other dogs.  Call 555-1812. Mark. FOR SALE Dark Crystal. Not the DVD. Must go. Cheap! May cause headaches morning after wearing. Meet me at the corner … Continue reading From the Classifieds Section of The Cumberland Times Journal

‘Halfway Through Kansas” A Folk Song of Wanderlust Gone Awry

Low Hopper knew a thing or two about the call of the wild.  The pull of nature on the mind and heart of a human; that call to see what rests outside the bubble.  In a song recovered from tapes found in a shoebox in the back of a closet in Rochester, NY (a city … Continue reading ‘Halfway Through Kansas” A Folk Song of Wanderlust Gone Awry

Story Written While Terribly Distracted on a Monday Night

"Your life is pretty great here, huh?" Asked the character who has never left town and fears change. "Until I arrive, destroy your way of life and flee!" Said the incomprehensible evil. "You must avenge us!" said the villagers who give spark to the quest. "Are you sure?" Asked the unwilling hero to be. "I … Continue reading Story Written While Terribly Distracted on a Monday Night