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.

2018-10-13 22:50 island

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 island

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

2018-08-23 22:24 island

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 island

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

2018-08-14 01:16 island

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

2018-07-13 23:54 island

The rich people killed one another over the summer, inefficiently, fueled by expensive food, social feuds and love affairs. The servants shrugged.

2018-07-08 20:14 island

Energy charged into the ancient border wall, the stones blinked in time with the druidic chant.

2018-06-12 02:43 island

The instrument was created only for citizens of the village. There were no teachers, no songbooks, and no one knew how to play it.