2019-07-07 22:05 noir

12E. The room listed on the sheet. He folded the paper carefully, and slipped it back into his jacket. Then he knocked exactly twice.

2019-05-20 23:02 noir

He wasn’t familiar with this type of exercise machine. “I know it looks exactly like an iron maiden”, she said, “but you’ll find the fitness benefits are tremendous.”

2019-04-19 22:35 noir

“Once we’ve emptied the truck, your job will be to go to the front office and demand water. A single glass of water.” He jabbed at the blueprint with certainty and determination.

2019-04-09 22:35 noir

Susan opened the door with menacing, haughty abruptness. Something would have to be done about the inspection. Perhaps they would accept his golf clubs as a bribe.

2019-03-11 22:22 noir

Each desert character had a longer, wilder story than the last. “It’s the goddamn Canterbury Tales out here,” she said.

2019-02-14 02:59 noir

The day just boiled away. They took their souvenirs and neatly packed them into a half dozen suitcases. Then they dialed the embassy.

2019-02-02 23:09 noir

She fixated on the paper weight. It was the shape of a human heart. If she hit him with it, right in the temple, would it be enough to kill him? She hesitated.

2019-01-23 23:32 noir

There was a disquieting variation of light coming under the door. And a rippling sound. But the worst thing was the constant deja vu.

2019-01-20 01:13 noir

At midnight, looking over the statement in an office lit by a single lamp, he heard her approaching in the hall, shoes click-clacking with a lack of variation that felt threatening.

2019-01-07 23:50 noir

She handed him what he thought was a pack of cigarettes. Inside all he found were desiccated spiders.

2018-11-28 23:45 noir

Susan kicked a pile of snow over the exposed leg. “In spring it’ll be a surprise for someone, think of it that way. By then the Arabs will have fixed everything.”

2018-10-04 22:50 noir

Rain speckled the windshield. They changed out of jumpsuits and into formal wear as efficiently as they could.

2018-09-24 22:17 noir

“The cold, rational approach has been vilified–but if we’re going to save ourselves, passion is the last thing we should accept,” she said.

2018-09-18 01:16 noir

Blinky was told to make a rye and water, but he surreptitiously delivered a kōan that produced instant enlightenment.

2018-09-09 22:50 noir

“Men in power are dangerous,” she said, “their world view is built on violent penetration.”