Monthly Archives: September 2011

A Leaving and a Coming

By | September 12, 2011

Submitted to NPR’s 600-word “Three Minute Fiction” ( I handed him the key as he stepped off the bus. “She’s waiting for you inside.” He blinked in the rising sun. “How is she?” “Like she was a week ago, I guess.” I slung the bag over my shoulder, heavier now with the shoes. “I won’t… Read More »

Five Minutes, Mr. President

By | September 10, 2011

Again, the rules are the same: we get a first line, and we have 10 minutes to write a story. ================================================ In freefall, somehow M’buto managed to check his watch: in five seconds he would be President. “Blast that protocol officer with his crazy ideas for my inauguration,” he thought. Jenkins, late of the British… Read More »

Three’s a Crowd

By | September 10, 2011

This is a short story written for Word Jazz in September 2011. The theme we were given is “3.” Carmina’s Story The phone buzzed on the table. I picked it up. Again there was the message. Carmina. Call me. D’Anton. I looked over at Brandon lying there, snoring, saw the trickle of drool dampen the… Read More »