640: The Way Out

Thank you for your insight, it has been most helpful. Now if you will just follow me. What’s that? Yes, this is the normal way out, nothing to be suspicious of here. You didn’t see these large rock walls on your way in? Strange. Well, people don’t always take notice of their surroundings when they’re…

594: End With A Whimper

I was deep under the hood, up to my elbows in engine grease when I heard a noise. I couldn’t be sure, but it sounded an awful lot like a bang. “Hey what was that?” I yelled, and I straightened up really quick. So quick that I banged my head on the propped up car…

593: Do You Believe In Pants?

The thing that everyone loved about Melvin was that he was clearly and expert. It wasn’t that he had a very large knowledge base, some argued that it was absurdly narrow, but at least he knew how to sound smart. “Hey Melvin, do you believe in Aliens?” Asked one of the kids. “Well, said Melvin…

588: The Thing About Yaks

We need to talk about Yaks. Yaks are like cows, or buffalo or something. They are very big, and they live in the Himalayas. Like cows, they produce milk. Which is a nice thing for the people who live in the Himalayas. Apparently they make a lot of butter out of the yak milk. Before…

583: Next Stop, Lincoln!

“Next stop, Lincoln!” The voice over the PA system was relatively crisp, considering the overall squalor of the traveling compartment. Lionel grabbed his bag, and headed for the exit. A couple people were already in front of him. The door opened, and they glanced the ground whizzing past thirty-thousand feet below. Lionel clutched his stomach…

569: Missile Attack In Kansas

Cinderella? More like Cinder-Smella! Doty didn’t limit herself to wearing glass slippers to fancy dress balls. She wore them constantly. Every day, and every night. She even wore her glass slippers to bed. “They’re so comfy!” Said Doty. Which was a blatant lie. No one really knew why she wore them. It wasn’t as if…

542: How To Steal A Truck

Tony wanted a truck. Unfortunately, he didn’t have any money. He went out in the woods, and tried to make one out of sticks and things, but it didn’t work. “I’ve got an idea,” Said Tony’s friend Bobby. “Let’s steal a truck.” The obvious economical advantages of this suggestion could not be overlooked, but the…

539: Enjoy Your Stay

It was 3 minutes after noon. Jane was four miles outside of town when she spied a dog on the side of the road. That wasn’t unusual. It turned towards her, and its eyes glowed green. That was unusual. “Maybe they’ll know something about it in town.” Thought Jane. She was just passing through on…

535: Good Morning, Miranda

Felicia started her car, and stepped on the gas. The engine started to roar, but the car didn’t move. Felicia put the car in gear, and stepped on the gas again. This time the car moved. “How silly of me.” Thought Felicia, as she navigated to works. “Of course I had to put the car…