A Miracle at Amie’s Restaurant

Another red envelope fell from the mailbox. The rent was well beyond due now. Amie sighed just as she had done last month and the month before that. The restaurant needed a miracle. She went inside, pushing the door against a bell that signaled customers were coming in or going out. The bell was silent … Continue reading A Miracle at Amie’s Restaurant

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Archives: Carter and the Will

I drove for six hours today. My wife was in and out of sleep in the passenger seat of the car. The kids were asleep for two hours, talked for thirty minutes, and then went to play on their tablets because staring at the splendor of the countryside of Wyoming is awe-inspiring for a good … Continue reading Archives: Carter and the Will

Sample Size

“Doctor, we need a bigger sample group than this to get any real value from the study,” said Wyl, the project engineer for Doctor Yosa’s latest experiment. “There aren’t any other samples. This is all there are,” Doctor Yosa said. “Then why are we doing this? Why do we need to study this group if … Continue reading Sample Size

Danny Against the Grass

Danny started at the grass. For generations this spot had been viewed with suspicion and fear. That would end today. "Danny, what's with the gas can and the lighter?" Danny ignored the question posed to her by Hank. The two had known each other long enough that she felt he already knew the answer. "Can … Continue reading Danny Against the Grass

The Outline

There are no bad ideas in brainstorming, Hari reminded himself.  No bad ideas. With that, he started writing. For three days he wrote. He wasn't sure what would anger his writer friends more, that he ignored their texts or that he was able to stay focused for three straight days. At the end of the time though, … Continue reading The Outline

Protecting Monarch

“Monarch is in the building. All points provide status,” Agent Markus spoke into his headset. Five voices replied in rapid order with “we’re fine, Mark.” “Come on guys, this is serious. Be professional,” Mark responded. “I’m going to check the cafeteria for nefarious pizza. Anyone want to interrogate the witness with me?” Tyler said. “That’s … Continue reading Protecting Monarch