Posts Categorized: Short Stories

Drug Run – Chapter Three: The Drug Van

Chapter Three: The Drug Van by Dr. Rocket with Ms. Gonzo   Last time, as you recall, beautiful young singer Suze Benson, recruited by the bass player in her band to drive a massive load of pot from Texas to L.A., encountered her obsessed former schoolmate Imants Hasselburger, son of a powerful FBI man. She… Read more »

Deporting my Valentine

by Karene Horst   Single yet again for another Valentine’s Day, my thoughts turn as usual to chocolate. No one sends me flowers. Cards kill trees unnecessarily. Instead, I’m baking myself and my co-workers a sugary concoction of chocolate, melted caramel, cream cheese frosting and more chocolate. Valentine’s Day used to mean more to me than… Read more »

The Emu

by Sylvia Hamilton  The Santa Ana’s can be horrible on the ridgelines; witheringly dry, hurricane strength and they notch the fire danger up to extremely high, putting everyone on edge. They were exceptionally strong this morning. I called a girlfriend. We made plans to spend the day together. Hopefully the winds would die down by evening…. Read more »

A Mother’s Tripe

By Sylvia Hamilton I was twelve the summer Mother decided to buy a cow. I overheard her and my stepfather, Earl, discussing the purchase one evening. He grumbled about the expense, but since I knew he thought all pets were worthless, I interpreted these statements as more of the same from him. We always had… Read more »

Drug Run – Chapter 2 The Spy

By Dr. Rocket with Ms. Gonzo *Last time, as you recall, a beautiful young singer was unexpectedly offered a great deal of money to drive a van filled with pot from Texas to L.A.* Suze slowly realized just how tightly she clutched the cash-stuffed envelope as she stared out the front window of Rob’s big Delta… Read more »

Dating Hell

By Karene Horst He introduced himself because he saw my whitewater kayak and mountain bike strapped to my car roof racks. I hadn’t brushed my teeth or my hair. I tugged at the grungy T-shirt I’d worn to bed the night before. It was early and my roommate had dragged me out of our apartment… Read more »