2019-03-17 22:35 brood island benbrood

Sheering happened once a season, and the entire town came to watch. Afterwards the old men were brought back to their tree houses in a cart drawn by goats.

2019-02-24 23:35 brood island benbrood

Whenever the church bells in town chimed he would begin a long, violent tirade of swearing. He stopped when the bells stopped, he claimed to remember nothing.

2019-02-19 23:32 brood island benbrood

On the island, after the war, they set about creating a new society. It wouldn’t be perfect, but it would be fair. Almost fair. Fair for some. They’d work it out as they went along.

2019-02-16 23:35 brood island benbrood

At the expense of the town’s new mayor each citizen was provided with a wooden spoon and a healthy pullet. Critics claimed the campaign also promised a fly swatter.

2019-02-05 23:43 brood island benbrood

Dirt was swept from the corners three times a day and put into small glassine envelopes for regular patrons. These were flaunted at social events.

2018-12-18 16:53 brood island benbrood

The wind was howling, shaking the house, reminding him that we are weak and temporary.

2018-12-06 23:10 brood island benbrood

Bins of apples were traded for horse tails. Festival masks were assigned. Villagers chased and nipped at children. Dogs lit their pipes thoughtfully.

2018-11-29 23:45 brood island benbrood

A small mountain cabin stuffed full of wet leaves. A failed experiment for eternal autumn.

2018-10-31 22:40 brood island benbrood

There was a horror on the roof, there was a terror in the woodpile, there was a ghost in the pantry, there was a witch in the attic, there was a demon under the stairs… None of this was mentioned by the house inspector or real estate agent.

2018-10-19 23:42 brood island benbrood

The Viking on the street corner had the password, but the powerful meds the druids gave her destroyed all short term memory.

2018-10-13 22:50 brood island benbrood

She presented herself to him wearing the skin of that thing they found in the barn. “Do you like it?” she asked.

2018-08-29 23:11 brood island benbrood

The next morning they found the masks broken in the fire pit and their car wouldn’t start.

2018-08-23 22:24 brood island benbrood

Tucked inside the space below the house was a new thing, trembling, eager to meet them but worried they hadn’t yet made the proper mistakes.

2018-08-19 01:11 brood island benbrood

The Food Thing arrived so they hid their hands and tightly closed their robes.

2018-08-14 01:16 brood island benbrood

The grove at the center of the island was full of dugout canoes and handmade posters with rousing political slogans. Election day was close.