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Quijax

Joined October 2010.

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I am a farmer with some time to kill in the winter.

Stories

  1. That Morning When the World Ends

    I will have had a bagel, that morning when the world ends. My usual, toasted rye with cream cheese. So I won’t be hungry, that morning when the world ends. I will have a wife, young and sassy, but she will be away on business, that morning when t...

  2. I want:

    A little house, made with my own hands. A homestead, really, with gardens all around, plants climbing up the walls, maybe a fruit tree or two. Black walnuts. Flowers for the bees. Maybe some chickens. A little house, just for me, with a wood stove for ...

  3. Realization

    He froze, staring down at the naked girl. He didn’t recognize her and this was somehow comforting. He took a deep breath, steadied himself, and ran out of the bathroom. Frantically, he began searching for his clothes, dressing and searching until...

  4. The Last Four Boys

    The four boys remaining sat around a small, smoky fire, praying that neither the light nor the smoke would give away their location. They watched each other carefully, but were too tired and scared to do much more than that. None dared sleep, none dare...

  5. Toward the Dawn

    She had a friend out there, somewhere. A friend who spoke to her in the same non-voice of her own thoughts. She hadn’t questioned this. She hadn’t complained when the voice told her how to cause so much destruction. She had wanted so much t...

  6. Frost

    Yesterday afternoon, there were vultures circling above the cow pasture. They soared down in lazy arcs and bounced into the grass. The cows got upset with them and set about to crying. One of the young bulls charged at the vultures and they took off, s...