Salamander called the Legged Reptile Party Conference to order with a wave of a half-regrown forelimb.
“Voiccceee your grievances.”
Chameleon rolled one eye at the emphasis.
“We’re tired of humans’ derogatory use of our names ,” Gecko piped.
“True,” Komodo agreed around a mouthful.
Salamander noted the depleted ranks. “Er…”
Absorbing the Donegal hills from distance only now, Perry McDaid’s creativity subsists on nature’s palette and scents. Unfortunately this sometimes involves silage.
She didn’t greet him at home, and when he touched her shoulder, she stared at him with eyes full of tears.
“Sorry I’m so late. The traffic sucked, and my phone died. Is that why…?” he nervously asked.
“Five people unfriended me on Facebook this week!” Then she broke down.
Katya Duft is a translator, interpreter, and language teacher, and enjoys writing short stories, poetry, and her blog Tales from the Bus.
The local diner, sun about to show herself.
He passed me,
sat at the counter.
Doing so, his shorts slid down, revealing two grey,
cotton-covered buttocks and a vertical crack.
Hard not to look.
Leaving, he flashed a smile my way,
the horizontal crack considerably more appealing.
I smiled back.
“It’s midnight!” shouted Colonel Mustard. “Nothing’s happened!”
So he whacked Mrs. White with the pipe, while Ms. Scarlett and Mr. Green smashed Mrs. Peacock and Professor Plum with wrench and candlestick, respectively.
Green strangled Colonel Mustard with the rope, grabbed the knife, and stabbed Ms. Scarlett while she shot him.
Since he retired in 2009, Harry Demarest has published in Fiftyworstories.com, Festival Writer, Compassion and Choices, and Gold Man Review.
We would be the first family to fly to the moon. I don’t know why they chose us. Dad hates flying, mom fears open spaces, my sister needs too much space, and I get severe motion sickness.
At least I’ll find out if the moon really is made of cheese.
Stephanie Amargi lives in Oregon with her husband and some house spiders. Her poetry is forthcoming in Foundling Review. She writes about her love for food, words, and being human on her blog.
Then I think
Y oh Y do I bother.
When I’ve slapped myself good and proper,
Other ideas come
Ring my bell
I don’t know now
Every word seems trite
So what the heck; I just type. Cheers Ronald Chilcutt; nice.
David usually sends custom bios, but forgot this time, so I’m writing some nonsense for him. Nonsense like this: Grimbledorf.
Then there’s the parallel universe entirely identical to our own, with two exceptions.
Firstly, racism doesn’t exist. Race and heritage are not commented on at all; the world is one big melting pot.
The second exception: cannibalism is a normal way of life.
We all look the same when cooked.
George Hopkin puts words and spaces together and hopes like heck they entertain or inform. If they both entertain and inform, he thinks that’d be just fantastic, thank you very much.
Do I look to you as though I’ve recently suffered spontaneous human combustion, you silly man? I say of you, Lawrence, what I have always said: that you are a silly man.
Wait. Perhaps that charred looking fellow in the bandages is the one to whom you should be speaking.
Philip Zunzuncito Sequoia is a writer whose work has graced such fine publications as Freedbook and Patternotion.
“Think outside the box,” demanded Mr. Big. This company needs innovation.
“Yessir!” answered three voices in harmony.
One suggested a company necktie.
Another, free vending machines.
“Mobile offices?” asked the third.
“Jones. What about you?” questioned Mr. Big
I closed the lid on my box and went back to work.
Jeff Switt is a retired advertising agency guy who loves writing flash fiction, some days to curb his angst, other days to fuel it. His words have been featured online at Dogzplot, Boston Literary Magazine, Nailpolish Stories, 50-Word Stories, 100 Word Story, A Story In 100 Words, 101 Word Stories, and Shotgun Honey, and have appeared at lots of places that take whatever you send in.
He was drunk. Staggering drunk.
I was the only guy, so I walked him to the bathroom, holding him up every step of the way. And every step I wondered just how much help he would need.
Fortunately, not much. I held him up while he peed on his shoe.
Harry Demarest has retired after careers encompassing scientific research, teaching at a university, software development, web application development, and voter database compilation and distribution. He is now spending his time with his grandchildren and writing memoirs and short stories.