Mathis had been telling jokes about me. He always did that. But on that day, for some reason, I lost my temper. Rage like a pain shot down my spine, and before I’d even thought, I’d knocked him down with the stick that I’d been carrying around. When he was on the ground, he told … [Read more…]


I went to the island just because. I know it’s kind of expected that I have a reason, and then I tell you about it, and then you can judge the rest of what I’m going to tell you by what I wanted in the first place. I know that’s how this usually works. But … [Read more…]


I noticed what she dropped and what she didn’t. I think I might have been the only one who even noticed, and for whom it raised questions. She was a terribly clumsy person. She was the first to admit it. Indeed, it seemed to be a point of pride for her, oddly enough. She always … [Read more…]


The dog’s name was Roger. I had tried, several times, to get him to pick a more dog-like name, like Spike or something. But he was called Roger, and when I tried to call him something else, he refused to answer me. So, I gave up and called him Roger. It got us some looks … [Read more…]

The Secret

There was a terrible secret that Peter had kept to himself for years. It was something about himself that you couldn’t get away with. Many, even most things could be uttered. You would probably horrify a few people, but most people would just laugh and share their own secrets. And everyone would drink some more … [Read more…]

William’s Death

William was facing the wall, but he was still able to hear the men talking behind him. He was on his knees in front of a brick wall. They were only about ten feet away, discussing his fate. What they were saying was extremely clear. As he listened, he stared up at the ravaged, brick … [Read more…]