Matt McCray

Joined September 2009 and calls Inkwellian Theatre home.

16 stories, 0 challenges, 13 comments, and 7 friends

I draw and write both code and prose. It’s very confusing. < / bio >


  1. The Last Stand

    Jarec, the ship’s pilot, looked over to his first-mate. “Things aren’t looking so good, pal.” Frougierre looked back at him, his amphibious eyes watery with emotion. “Frgl burb.” “Yeah, I know,” Jarec fli...

  2. You Chose: Bamboo Fan

    You reach for the bamboo fan. You recoil from it as the cheap thing lodges a splinter in your finger. Surprised, Lee-Berg fires her gun! The bullet hits Bill right in the back of his head. You see parts of his brains and face on the walls and floors. S...

  3. You Chose: Pearl Chopsticks

    A twisted smile stretches across Jen Lee-Berg’s face as she levels her gun at you. Thinking quickly, your hand reaches for the first thing it can find: A pair of solid pearl chopsticks. You raise them up in an “en-guard” fashion. She ...

  4. Choose Your Doom

    You pull up to the scene of the crime with Bill, your partner. “Wow, looks like a bull in a china shop.” Bill said as he stepped out of the car. “But I guess that’s better than a porcupine in a condom store.” “Yeah, ...

  5. Loose Lips Sink Spies

    “My name is William Harold, and I’m going to the Moon for a mix of work and pleasure… If I’m lucky.” I smiled to cover my over-enunciation. The guard frowned slightly as he continued to wand me. “Alright, you can go....

  6. A Future Unexpected

    My name is Marc Munz, and I am a time traveller. But, that’s not such a big feat, really. Time travel is so commonplace that it’s mundane. We all travel through time, every day of our lives. Each tick taking us further forward in time. Forw...

  7. The End is The Beginning

    There were two people in line ahead of me. I wished there were a thousand. With a whoosh they were vaporized and the teleportation operator waved me forward. “Don’t worry, they were delivered safe and sound. And you will be too.” She ...

  8. Outrage!

    “Evacuate Earth? That’s absurd! Where would we go?” “I hear Mars is nice this time of year.” The giant spider replied, then the screen went black. Chaos erupted around the table, everyone speaking at once: “What are ...

  9. D is for Decision

    Zed paused at the gate, gathering strength, and courage. The woman’s screams had become muffled. But he could still hear them. So either they aren’t chowing down yet, or they’re saving the best for last. He peered around the gate into...

  10. C is for Change

    Zed has never considered himself a brave man. Not a coward, mind you, just not brave. He avoids “taking action” whenever possible. He would much rather watch someone else handle a situation, then comment on it later. But there was no one el...

  11. Eight Legs, One Demand

    “Humans! This is your only warning. We, the Arachnid Nation, declare our sovereignty and will to be given the respect we deserve!” The spider said, it’s multifaceted eyes sparkling. It’s visage was being displayed in a secret ro...

  12. B is for Bravery

    Why had all the noise stopped? Those things outside were pounding and shaking his shelter — the portapotty — not a minute before. And now, nothing. Then a shrill scream pierced the air. It was a woman’s terrified voice. Zed understood...

  13. I, Person

    Person grunted as he lifted the pack onto his back. “Careful, someone might mistake you for a real gorilla!” Chavez laughed, as he went to his station to gear up. He could be a real dick sometimes. “Har, har.” Person growled aro...

  14. Notes From The Ether(net)

    I was born by accident, really. My father — if indeed that’s the right word to use — was a 16 year old boy. He was very brilliant, already working towards a doctorate from Carnegie Mellon. For his thesis on Unassisted Heuristic Analys...

  15. Z is for Zed

    Zed strained against the latch, doing his best to keep out the throngs of — Well, he didn’t know what they were. He couldn’t bring himself to say zombies, or undead. Those were stupid, childish words that had no place here in the real...

  16. Hurry Up and Wait

    Rob was completely spent. His client had been in such a rush, they demanded that he have something to show by Monday. So Rob worked all weekend. Toiled long and hard, finishing in the wee hours of Monday morning. Bleary eyed, he sent the email. “...

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