Joined May 2009.

36 stories, 2 challenges, 158 comments, and 25 friends

I am Home Again…

Was a Ficleteer… Then a Protagonizt… Still a Protagonizt, but feeling very Ficly once again…


  1. Time Travel App (Beta Version)

    I have to say, this is the worst 99 cents I ever spent. Sure, it sounded like a good idea when I downloaded it. A time travel app on my phone. Who wouldn’t want that? Of course, the thing they don’t mention in the product description is that you ne...

  2. Cold Hands

    He entered the bedroom and crawled into bed. When did it become a ritual, he wondered, to wake up at three AM to the bathroom every night? He hadn’t been drinking all that much at dinner. So where was all of this coming from? Maybe it’s j...

  3. Tea? Or...? (Mature)

  4. Would You Like to Play Chess?

    ALPHI was already on when I entered the lab and noticed me immediately. “Welcome, Dr. Woodard. Would you like to play chess? I have several new strategies.” This was odd. I was certain I had powered him down before leaving last night, but I checked...

  5. STORYMATIC: Post Game

    Three overtimes later, Barney Clayton was out of his “Fargo Fangboy” costume, out of the arena, and into the parking lot mockingly referred to as “I-29.” He still had two hours to make it to his Aunt Clara’s house. Barney’s cousin, Jill, ha...

  6. A Personal History of the Future

    When I was born, the future was unimaginably infinite. When I was eight, the future was flying cars and spaceships. When I was eighteen, the future was independence. When I was twenty-eight, the future was her. When I was thirty-eight, the future was t...

  7. Missed Connections, San Diego Craig's List

    Date: 2011-07-25, 3:56PM PDT Reply to: Reply to this Post You: Princess Leia in the gold bikini, but not like the 326 others. You were the one who volunteered for the first aid booth on Saturday, along with Doctor Strange (and really, he was strange). ...

  8. The Star Wars Saga in 10 Words (and Haiku Format)

    First, he’s Anakin Next, becoming Darth Vader Then Jedi returns

  9. Channel Surfing

    07:18:03 AM Marcos was taken by surprise as a rock went through the window and a small army laid siege to the warehouse. It was literally a small army. Kids were everywhere. Craig was tackled by a boy with a homemade Superman T-shirt and another wrappe...

  10. The Following Ficly Takes Place Between 7:00 AM and 8:00 AM

    07:01:37 AM Randall came around the warehouse and met Sara at the front of the building. “Jack’s being held along with his father in the southeast corner of the building,” Randall explained. “We’re looking at four hostiles, likely to be armed...

  11. The Following Ficly Takes Place Between 6:00 AM and 7:00 AM

    06:54:11 AM Jason watched helplessly as the thugs dragged his father to a workstation and made him log in. The opening bell had already rung in New York and the plan was to have him sell off his positions and transfer the proceeds to an account in the ...

  12. The Following Ficly Takes Place Between 6:00 AM and 7:00 AM

    06:31:46 AM Arnold took his bowl of Cap’n Crunch to his room as he pulled up his email. There were forty-two new messages in his inbox, more than he’d ever received at one time. He scrolled through them. Most said the same thing. Yes. Okay. Count m...

  13. The Following Ficly Takes Place Between 6:00 AM and 7:00 AM

    06:03:58 AM Gordon Reeves woke to the sound of arguing. He opened his eyes and found himself lying on the warehouse floor. Not too far away, Jason was huddled in the corner. Across the room, Reeves recognized Victor, Marcos, and the big lug who had got...

  14. The Closet

    Eight months later, she opened the closet. His closet. It was finally time to clean it out. The plan was to sort everything into four categories: Things to throw away, things to give to charity, things to give to her kids, and the smallest category, th...

  15. The Following Ficly Takes Place Between 5:00 AM and 6:00 AM

    05:36:43 AM The sky shifted from indigo to a dark gray. Formless shadows began to resolve into more defined tree shapes. Soon it would be safe enough for Randall and Sara to climb down from their perch and get out of the woods. Sara woke from a light d...

  16. The Following Ficly Takes Place Between 5:00 AM and 6:00 AM

    05:24:09 AM “I’m no doctor, but that oughtta do it.” He finished cleaning her wounds and closed up his first aid kit. “I’m Ray,” he said, helping Audrey to her feet, adding, “by the way.” “Oh,” she said, “You’re a poet.” “An...

  17. The Following Ficly Takes Place Between 4:00 AM and 5:00 AM

    04:54:23 AM Cold water licked her face and coaxed her to consciousness. As she rolled over, the grit of sand dragged across her skin. Her head threatened to explode if she moved, but she managed to pull herself to a sitting position. She touched the cu...

  18. The Following Ficly Takes Place Between 4:00 AM and 5:00 AM

    04:32:48 AM Victor went in first. Jason spun around in time to see him tackle his father and wrestle him to the ground. “Jason!” Gordon Reeves struggled against his assailant. “Shoot him!” Jason raised his weapon and tried to line up his sights...

  19. The Following Ficly Takes Place Between 4:00 AM and 5:00 AM

    04:00:06 AM “Climb!” Randall scrambled up the nearest tree. Had he been anyone else, Randall believed he would have thought this was karma for what happened to Edgar. That weird kid in second period was always babbling about karma. What was his nam...

  20. The Following Ficly Takes Place Between 3:00 AM and 4:00 AM

    03:39:52 AM Arnold crawled through the window into his darkened bedroom. He kicked off his shoes as he paused the mp3 recording of his snores, jumped into bed and pulled the covers over himself. Just in time too, because a moment later his door opened,...

  21. The Following Ficly Takes Place Between 3:00 AM and 4:00 AM

    03:03:27 AM Eyes open. Ears open. Mouth closed. Nose clean. As Sara dozed cocooned in the sleeping bag, Randall scanned the surrounding forest for any sign of trouble. There wasn’t a lot he actually could see, aside from the shadows of the treetops, ...

  22. Previously on BATTLESTAR GALACTICA...

    02:36:11 AM “Thanks for bringing this to our attention,” Sara’s dad sighed on the phone, while absentmindedly sifting through a stack of bills. “Of course,” replied Arnold’s father. “I just don’t know what to do about these kids.” “...

  23. The Third World

    They were in utter disarray when we arrived. They were a primitive, fragmented people, bickering between themselves over land or some other resource, sometimes even fighting over differing abstract ideologies. Their technologies were primitive as well....

  24. Even Faultier Mathematics

    “Let’s let some air in here, shall we?” The banker asked, propping open the door to the street, oblivious to the chaos outside. He returned to the couple seated at his desk. “Stella, Jim, just a few more papers and we can approv...

  25. I Think I've Reached That Age...

    It’s three PM. Work’s been running long and I finally get a chance to take a break. I decide to drop into Gino’s and grab a couple of slices for a late lunch. I’m in a booth, waiting for my slices, and I’m twisting my wedding ring on and off ...

  26. Perfect

    It was all going to be perfect. They sat in the waiting room. He scanned the photos on the wall. These weren’t the whining and poop machines he’d considered them most of his adult life. They were angels, all perfect angels, and soon they would have...

  27. Code Adam

    The gate began to drop even before the announcement went over the PA. “Attention all associates: Code Adam. Repeat. Code Adam.” Code Adams occurred at least once every weekend since Black Friday, but they never failed to unsettle me. A child had be...

  28. Culture Shock

    Twenty hours was a long time to be travelling coach. It was seemingly endless routine of watching the first ten minutes of a movie on my seatback screen, falling asleep, being woken up by the service cart rattling down the aisle, getting up to go to th...

  29. COLLEGE (Apologies to Mr. Dickens)

    It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of h...

  30. A Prince of Denmark

    By my father, disturbed e’en so newly interred Upon my uncle REVENGE!

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