island

2019-05-22 00:31 island

The hour is nigh, they told him. Nigh, he thought. Pie, cry, sigh, bye, nigh. They were pretty dramatic about it.

2019-05-10 22:35 island

Awards were handed out from the back of the shop. Winners were instructed to stand still against a lime green backdrop while the ragged, drunken owner took Polaroids.

2019-04-15 22:47 island

“Night comes late on the island,” she said, handing him a gray pint of something, “not because of the latitude, but because we will it to be so.”

2019-04-10 22:41 island

They watched the filmstrip mutely, lulled into strange, lazy eroticism by the gentle repetitive bing.

2019-04-03 22:35 island

When the leather-scrap man came around the children and the dog hid under the old shed in the cool dirt.

2019-03-17 22:35 island

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 island

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 island

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 island

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 island

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 island

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

2018-12-06 23:10 island

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 island

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

2018-10-31 22:40 island

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 island

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