The guard we call “Snake” saunters over to my cell door, opens the bean slot, and snarls, “Due to unforeseeable circumstances, Sweetheart, your execution will be held on your birthday,” then slams the metal door shut, like it was a guillotine. I can almost taste my favorite flavor cake frosting. Brad Rose was raised in … Continue reading BRAD ROSE: Last Supper
I stop when I see the three previous exterminators decaying on the front lawn, their faces swollen. The previous owners stopped paying their mortgage and turned the space between their walls into an apiary. The bank wants to keep the house as intact as possible, despite the growing body count. J. Bradley is the author … Continue reading J BRADLEY: Home Improvement
The Labrador was the first of the dogs to wear the device, its barks converting to human speech. Just a single repeating word, really. Mel could hear it clearly from his desk. The other dogs bared their teeth, and panic rose in Mel’s chest. It was only one word: “Attack!” Daniel Pereyra is a Phoenix, … Continue reading DANIEL PEREYRA: Speak!