Inspiration Monday: Mortal Water

Don’t you hate it when someone calls you from a survey group with a deceptively non-partisan name like “National Research,” convinces you they really do need your opinion because you’re not a retired grandparent like most of their respondents, and then asks you a bunch of rather biased questions?

Inspiration Monday: Brain Bleach

I was opening Evernote to jot down today’s title prompt when I discovered I had already written it there! It was an eerie, glitch-in-the-Matrix type feeling. So weird.

Another short week but the work is so good! Enjoy:




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Inspiration Monday: Songwright

Can we all just take a moment to appreciate we’re living in a time in which Chapstick exists? It’s the little things.

For more little things of big import, check out the mixture of fun and dark stories this week:






Echoes in the Vacuum: Part V

The last part!!!

Catch up: Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV

Part V

rocket ship

Image by Jurvetson

The old man had made his own discoveries before the boy did. He had, in fact, seen the bird people on Gallun-Z not two years ago. But he, too, had sought photos on the webs, and made the same discovery the boy had. But being older and wiser, he had realized what it meant.

Echoes in the Vacuum: Part IV

This is the penultimate chapter! Read Part I, Part II and Part III first.

Part IV

time lapse photo of stars

Image by Dhilung


For two days, the boy did nothing. He couldn’t sleep. He barely ate. He swept the same section of floor twenty times before remembering to move. He watched the comet; he watched the winged people. And he felt a cold sickness grow inside him.